Implementation and Management

ICRISAT will manage the project and will liaise with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on behalf of the three centers (CIAT, ICRISAT and IITA). A Project Manager will work with the eight Objective Coordinators in implementing project activities to achieve the stated milestones and outputs. The Project Manager will also represent Tropical Legumes II Project in Tropical Legumes I Project planning meetings. The Project Management Team will include the eight Objective Coordinators and the Project Manager. An Advisory Group comprising the Deputy Director General for Research from each of the three Centers, one representative each from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, one internationally reputed legume expert, and one representative from the Tropical Legumes I Project to enhance linkages between Legumes I and II Projects.