AVISA PROJECT

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Burkina Faso releases its first pearl millet hybrid

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Burkina Faso releases its first pearl millet hybrid

High-yieldng, downy mildew-resistant and suitable for food and fodder. Developed by ICRISATand evaluated by INERA. Bamako 01 June 2021: Burkina…

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Farmers’ hubs for quality seed and input supply and market linkage launched in Nigeria

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Farmers’ hubs for quality seed and input supply and market linkage launched in Nigeria

The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) launched 13 Farmers’ Hubs to service 13,000 sorghum and cowpea farmers in Kano…

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Why youth here aspire to be farmers, the case of Burkina Faso

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Why youth here aspire to be farmers, the case of Burkina Faso

Jobs that are intellectually satisfying, economically rewarding and low on drudgery are the biggest draw for youth anywhere in the…

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Augustin Bonzi , youg seed producer from father to son in Burkina Faso

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Augustin Bonzi , youg seed producer from father to son in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, seed production is a highly remunerative venture that is attracting youth from farming communities. Augustin Bonzi is…

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Reaping Cash from Improved Groundnut Farming

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Reaping Cash from Improved Groundnut Farming

This video demonstrates how the work of the Tropical Legumes projects in Uganda helped improve grain legume crop varieties, release…

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SEEDX Mobile Application that will Enhance Data Management

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SEEDX Mobile Application that will Enhance Data Management

SEEDX is a data management mobile application developed by The AVISA Project to collect, organize and make data available to…

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AVISA PROJECT Scope

OUR MAIN 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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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.