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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

Pulse champions and smart seed innovations boost farmers’ incomes and resilience

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Pulse champions and smart seed innovations boost farmers’ incomes and resilience

Cowpea and groundnut are considered ‘golden grains’ for many women farmers in West Africa, as they make decent money processing…

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28May
How Scientists Use Seeds to Mitigate Effects of Climate Change

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How Scientists Use Seeds to Mitigate Effects of Climate Change

According to the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, global food production is expected to decrease two percent every…

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26May
West Africa is threatened by a desert locust invasion

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West Africa is threatened by a desert locust invasion

East Africa is continuing to be invaded by desert locusts. A group of researchers from CIRAD recently conducted several simulations…

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21May

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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
Year 2 of AVISA: Dr. Sako from IER gives us his expectation and perspectives about activities in Mali

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Year 2 of AVISA: Dr. Sako from IER gives us his expectation and perspectives about activities in Mali

Dr.Dramane Sako’s, Groundnut breeder and partner of AVISA explains to us the main role of his institute “IER” in the…

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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)

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