AVISA PROJECT

RECENT NEWS

Improving the crop Nigeria calls ‘farmer’s meat’

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Improving the crop Nigeria calls ‘farmer’s meat’

Our Foundation recently brought together Nigerian farmers and other stakeholders for a cowpea Field Day. The two-day event enabled participants…

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20Nov
Farmers in mali endorse climate-resilient and high-yielding crop varieties

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Farmers in mali endorse climate-resilient and high-yielding crop varieties

Farmers in Mali, who volunteered to grow climate-resilient and locally adapted varieties of sorghum, pearl millet, groundnut and cowpea crops…

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18Nov
CSIR-SARI introduces high yielding groundnut varieties to farmers

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CSIR-SARI introduces high yielding groundnut varieties to farmers

The Savanah Agriculture Research Institute of the Council for Scientific Industrial Research (CSRI-SARI), has introduced high yielding groundnut varieties to…

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19Oct

VIDEOS

Farmers in Tanzania Reaping Huge from Improved Groundnut Farming

Videos

Farmers in Tanzania Reaping Huge from Improved Groundnut Farming

Over a period of 12 years (2007-2019), Tropical Legumes projects (TL I, II, III) led to development of 101 groundnut…

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30Sep
Dr. Abhishek Rathore AVISA’s PO champion gives his expectations for the 2nd year

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Dr. Abhishek Rathore AVISA’s PO champion gives his expectations for the 2nd year

Dr. Abhishek Rathore – Principal Scientist – ICRISAT India and AVISA’s PO champion explains during the project annual planning meeting…

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25Apr
Dr. Esther Njuguna Social Scientist gives us her expectations on the year 2 of AVISA implementation

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Dr. Esther Njuguna Social Scientist gives us her expectations on the year 2 of AVISA implementation

Dr. Esther Njuguna –ICRISAT ‘s East and Southern Africa (ESA) region Gender Scientist, gives us her expectations on the year 2…

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25Apr

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)

All Crops

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Our Partners

CGIAR Centers In Partnership

In partnership with the International Crops for Research Institute for Semi-Arid Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) will lead the implementation of AVISA. The three CGIAR centers will work closely with partners—county governments, NGOs, CBOs, private sector actors and other BMGF-funded projects/programs, as well as leverage knowledge and best practices from academic institutions and foundations. 

This BMGF initiative is supported by the institutional leadership of ICRISAT, IITA and CIAT and will leverage internal investments by these Centers through their own modernization agendas. Further investment backing will ensue through the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC) which shares the AVISA modernization imperative. 

In addition to organizations recognized for specific projects and outputs, we thank all donors which globally supported the work of ICRISAT and its partners through their contributions to the CGIAR system.