The United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (www.iyp2016.org; www.fao.org/pulses-2016/en/). To celebrate this significant designation, the Joint PanAfrican Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference will be held in Livingstone, Zambia, February 28 through March 4, 2016, at the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort (Formerly the Zambezi Sun).
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Call for Abstracts of Conference Papers
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 bea, 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.
Topical Categories for Papers
Biological Nitrogen Fixation
Economics and Value Chain Development
Gender and Youth
Human Nutrition and Health
Integrated Pest Management
Mechanization of Production and Postharvest Handling
Technology Dissemination and Impact Assessment
Value Addition and Food Processing
Submission of Abstracts
A mechanism has been established for the electronic submission of abstracts through a link on the conference webpage. Participants in the conference may submit multiple abstracts for which they are an author or co-author and able to present papers in either an oral or poster session(s). When submitting an abstract, one should be prepared t provide the following information in addition to an electronic (Word) file of the abstract text (text only, with no title or author information in this document).
Submitter's Name (Presenting Author)
Submitter's Institution and Country
Is the presenting author a Student? (Yes or No)
Detailed information on the presenting author(s)' institutional affiliation, department, full postal address and phone number
Detailed information on the co-author's institutional affiliation, department, full postal address and phone number
Choice of Program Topical Category of Paper
Preference of Oral or Poster Session
Authors will be able to return and modify any information in the electronic abstract submission system prior to final submission. Once all the information and the text of the abstract have been "confirmed" and the submission concluded, the author(s) will recieve a confirmation email with the abstract's ID # plus a password.