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The AVISA project was launched in February 2019 to work on the broad agenda of modernizing breeding and increasing incomes for smallholders in seven countries of Africa.
Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, it builds on gains made by earlier initiatives funded by the Foundation.

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Feeding the future: millet and sorghum grains make big gains in Mali

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Feeding the future: millet and sorghum grains make big gains in Mali

USAID delegation visited Mali to see impacts from projects undertaken by three CGIAR institutions A recent study revealed that sorghum…

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19Feb
Launch of the seed revolving fund, youth engagement and gender inclusion initiative in Tanzania

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Launch of the seed revolving fund, youth engagement and gender inclusion initiative in Tanzania

A Seed Revolving Fund initiative for sorghum and groundnut value chains has been launched in Tanzania to tackle the challenge…

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17Feb
African farmers helping to grow quality seed for ‘neglected’ crops

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African farmers helping to grow quality seed for ‘neglected’ crops

BY CHRISTOPHER BENDANA Though Uganda has some of the lowest agricultural productivity in the world, efforts to bring smallholder farmer…

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4Feb

VIDEOS

Peter Mlengula Farewell

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Peter Mlengula Farewell

AVISA Project and partners are sad to announce the death of one of our colleagues, Peter Mlengula. Death occurred on…

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19Dec
Biological control of the millet head miner

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Biological control of the millet head miner

Using insects to prevent the millet head miner caterpillar, one of the main pests of millet in the Sahel. This…

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15Oct

AVISA PROJECT Scope

AVISA CROPS

Tropical Legumes (TL), Harnessing Opportunities for Productivity Enhancement for Sorghum and Millets (HOPE) and HarvestPlus. In partnership with National Agricultural Research Systems, AVISA includes the most important dryland cereals (sorghum and pearl millet) and legume crops (groundnut, common bean and cowpea)

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