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AVISA PROJECT

AVISA will help create a robust system to enable the private sector to seize opportunities on commercialization of these crops.

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About AVISA Project

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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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RECENT NEWS

Why Benue farmers prefer ‘Kwankwaso’ cowpea

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Why Benue farmers prefer ‘Kwankwaso’ cowpea

Despite the blazing sun, farmers in Benue State were not deterred as they patiently walked through the length and breadth…

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21Nov
Consolidated efforts to modernize crop improvement in Ghana

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Consolidated efforts to modernize crop improvement in Ghana

A Regional Coordinated Trial (RCT) is helping Cowpea Improvement Program in Ghana, thanks to Accelerated Varietal Improvement and Seed Delivery…

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14Nov
Modernizing NARS Crop Breeding Programs for Improved Genetic Gains in 14 Countries

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Modernizing NARS Crop Breeding Programs for Improved Genetic Gains in 14 Countries

A course designed to modernize National Agricultural Research System (NARS) breeding programs for improving genetic gains of 9 dryland cereals…

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8Nov

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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
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Field days conducted

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28000

Demonstrations conducted

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330000

Certified and QDS seed produced

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148000

Small seed packs distributed

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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