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

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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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TAKING LEGUMES FROM SCIENCE OF DISCOVERY TO SCIENCE OF DELIVERY

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TAKING LEGUMES FROM SCIENCE OF DISCOVERY TO SCIENCE OF DELIVERY

The journey from Project Tropical Legumes to Project AVISA “It’s not the end, it’s a new beginning.” Developing genetic resources…

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5Aug
Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed the Future

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Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed the Future

Farmers and plant breeders are in a race against time. The world population is growing rapidly, requiring ever more food,…

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1Aug
Healthier and prosperous Africa: ‘Avisa’ project launched for faster agriculture gains in seven countries

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Healthier and prosperous Africa: ‘Avisa’ project launched for faster agriculture gains in seven countries

Greater yields, higher incomes and improved livelihoods – these will be the results farmers in seven countries across Africa could…

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17Jul
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Field days conducted

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Demonstrations conducted

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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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