Washington State University
Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: INCAP (Panama); Michigan State University, Kansas State University (US)
B.G. Swanson (US); R. Bressani (Panama)
E. Acendo, L. Elias, A. Garcia-Sota, L. Garcia-Vela, C. de Godinez, J. M. Gonzalez, L. de Leon, J. Sosa (INCAP); M. F Bearink, R. C. Hoseaey, G. Hosefield, P. Seib, M. Uebersax (US)
To improve the utilization, availability and nutrient quality of dry beans. To integrate post-harvest physiology, food technology and nutritional research with genetic and breeding programs for dry beans. This research aims to improve production, storage, nutrient and cooking quality of dry beans on small farms in Guatemala. Improvements in utilization and acceptability of dry beans, as well as growth and health, are expected when more beans are incorporated into the diets of rural populations.