The conference will be held at the Zambezi Sun, Livingstone, Zambia, beginning with a welcome reception on Sunday evening, 28 February 2016 and ending in the afternoon of Friday, 4 March 2016.
Detailed information on the conference venue, registration, program, invited speakers, hotels, auxiliary events, etc. as well as the internet link for abstract submission can be found on the conference website.
The joint 2016 PanAfrican Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference has the prestige of having been selected by the IYP Steering Committee of the United Nations – Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as a signature international event to celebrate the 2016 International Year of Pulses. To this end, public and private African agriculture research and development institutions are strongly encouraged to send their scientists and technical staff working on grain legumes to this conference.
Participants are invited to prepare and submit abstracts of papers for presentation during oral and poster sessions in the joint PanAfrican Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference. Papers should focus on innovative research, technology/knowledge dissemination and/or private sector business development activities relative to grain legumes (pulses) important to Africa, including cowpea, common bean, pigeon pea, chickpea, fava bean, lima bean, lentil, etc. Since the conference will be focusing on multidisciplinary themes, scientists and development professionals representing diverse disciplines are encouraged to submit papers for presentation.