The Ethiopia Bean Research Programme led by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) has won the country’s highest scientific award – the Gold medal and Cup – for the impact of its bean research, which has transformed the lives of millions of farmers. Dr. Berhanu Amsalu Fenta, Coordinator of the National Lowland Pulses Research Program, who received the award on behalf of EIAR, is a former PhD student supported by CIAT.