About AVISA Project
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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AVISA PROJECT Scope
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)