Annual Meeting of TL III, 2017

Tropical Legumes III had its annual meeting on 26-27, February, 2017 at ICRISAT, HQ Patancheru- Hyderabad, India. The main objectives of the meeting were:

  • To discuss breeding program self-assesment and set baselines for program improvement
  • To develop product concepts and improved breeding process pipelines
  • To update seed production targets and gender-responsive variety adoption roadmaps, and
  • To work out a plan of data sharing, management, analysis and publication

Follow the respective links for Program details/meeting resourcesPhoto and meeting deliberations in happenings


InterDrought-V an international conference to debate key issues and strategies relevant for improving crops yield and stability under drought and other stress conditions is scheduled to be held during 21-25 February, 2017 at Hyderabad, International Convention Center (HICC), Hyderabad, India. For registration and other details visit the InterDrought-V conference website.

TL III: Genetic Gains Program Improvement Work Plan workshop,  1-2 Sep, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.                                        


Participants of TL III Genetic Gains Program Improvement Work Plan workshop. Photo credit: ICRISAT

 Tropical Legumes III organized Genetic Gains Program Improvement Work Plan workshop in Nairobi, Kenya during 1-2 Sep, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop was held under the theme "Increasing the Gentics Gains of Project Partners Breeding Programs".   The main objective of the workshop was to use the results of the Breeding Program Assesment  Tools (BPAT) as a resource to help guide our  breeding program in improving its  targeting, speed, scale, efficiency, quality (control, precision and accuracy according  to its unique characterstics and resources.  

Photo and workshop deliberations in happenings

TL III: Regional Monitoring Learning and Evaluation workshop, 30-31 Aug, 2016,Nairobi, Kenya 


Participants of TL III Regional Monitoring Learning and Evaluation workshop. Photo credit: ICRISAT

Tropical Legumes III organized regional Monitoring Learning and Evaluation workshop in Nairobi, Kenya during 30-31 Aug, 2016. The main objective of the workshop were to: (i) Familiarize  partners with MLE principles; (ii) To present the MLE plan; (iii) To familiarise partners with project indicators; (iv) To train partners on project data collection tools; (v)To affirm partners roles & responsibilities in MLE; and (vi) Discuss MLE activities for the year.

TL III First Annual Meet

Tropical Legumes III Community had its first annual meeting during 3rd & 4th March, 2016, at Chrismar Hotel Livingstone, Zambia.  This annual meet was organized on the sidelines of the "Pan-African Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference" during 28 February to 4 March 2016 at the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort.

Program SchedulePhotos and Annual Meeting in Happenings 

28 Feb -4 March 2016, AVANI Victoria Falls ResortLivingstone, Zambia.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)Feed-the-Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Grain Legumes (Legume Innovation Lab), and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), in collaboration with major international agricultural research organizations and development partners and sponsors, proudly announce the holding of the Joint Pan-African Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference on 28 February to 4 March 2016 at the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort (formerly the Zambezi Sun Hotel) in Livingstone, Zambia.  TL III participation - Photos 

Tropical Legumes III Project Launch

held at Nairobi, Kenya from 18-21 August, 2015

Country teams release draft work plans at project launch of Tropical Legumes III workshop

Country teams release draft work plans at project launch of Tropical Legumes III workshop. Photo: ICRISAT

Work plans that aligned with country strategies; involved women and youth; recognized emerging partnerships; and built on lessons and synergies from Tropical Legumes I and II projects were released by the respective country teams at a workshop to mark the launch of the Tropical Legumes III (TL III) project. Read More