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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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Hand-holding out growers to produce certified seed in drought-stricken Ghana – a model to emulate

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Hand-holding out growers to produce certified seed in drought-stricken Ghana – a model to emulate

Access to quality seed remains a big challenge for farmers in Africa. With increasing drought situations and deteriorating soil quality,…

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13Jan
Superfoods Can’t Save Our Broken System – But Smart Food Can

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Superfoods Can’t Save Our Broken System – But Smart Food Can

“Superfoods” is a catchword that has found popularity among the most health-conscious consumers. However, the concept of these nutritionally dense…

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10Jan
Setting the stage for hybrid pearl millet research consortium in west Africa

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Setting the stage for hybrid pearl millet research consortium in west Africa

Exciting times ahead as public and private institutions come together to promote millets Seed research stakeholders and representatives of private…

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8Jan

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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