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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

Africa is facing a food crisis due to covid-19. These seeds could help prevent it

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Africa is facing a food crisis due to covid-19. These seeds could help prevent it

Seed demand is expected to outstrip supply by nearly twice in the coming seasons, based on expert opinions from seven…

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6Jul
Reflecting on World Food Safety Day 2020

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Reflecting on World Food Safety Day 2020

This post was written by Lourdes Martinez Romero, Agricultural Economist, Division for Food Safety, Center for Nutrition, USAID Bureau for…

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Agricultural Insurance for Smallholder Farmers: Digital Innovations for Scale

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Agricultural Insurance for Smallholder Farmers: Digital Innovations for Scale

The GSMA AgriTech Programme’s report, Agricultural Insurance for Smallholder Farmers, explores the challenges service providers face in scaling index insurance and the…

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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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