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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

COVID-19-measures, daily laborers and their nutrition

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COVID-19-measures, daily laborers and their nutrition

Containing COVID-19 is indispensable. But without social safety nets, the effects on daily laborer in Africa could be disastrous. Drive along any…

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25Mar
Nutrition, gender and breeding modernization: focal points of west and central Africa research agenda

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Nutrition, gender and breeding modernization: focal points of west and central Africa research agenda

The spotlight was on biofortification, gender equity and breeding program modernization at the recent Regional Planning Meeting of ICRISAT West…

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24Mar
Consumers feed strong appetite for traditional grains

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Consumers feed strong appetite for traditional grains

Deep in Makueni County’s Kiboko Crops Research Station, bird chasers whistle and run after destructive quelea birds that are ever…

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18Mar

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Expectations and perspectives of Dr. Eveline – social scientist on AVISA’s activities in Burkina.

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Expectations and perspectives of Dr. Eveline – social scientist on AVISA’s activities in Burkina.

Dr. Eveline S. Ouedraogo – social scientist at INERA in Burkina Faso shares with us her expectations for the first…

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4Mar
Theory of change of AVISA Project

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Theory of change of AVISA Project

Theory of change of AvisaProject. What does this mean for a major project like AVISA? Dr. Geoffrey Muricho, MLE scientist-makes…

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3Mar
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

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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