July 17, 2019

Chapatis of pearl millet for a changing climate

The people of rural India love their bajra chapatis. These flatbreads made of pearl millet flour are a highly nutritious staple in the diet of millions of Indians. And farmers love pearl millet because it will grow where other crops just don’t have a chance. But climate change is throwing all kinds of challenges at...

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 get with the launch of the Accelerated Varietal Improvement and Seed Delivery of Legumes and Cereals in Africa (AVISA) project. Focusing on five crops – groundnut, common bean, cowpea, sorghum and millet, AVISA aims to...

Towards better impact for the Avisa project – partners meet to chart pan-African communication activities

Three days of intense brainstorming helped chart out the communication activities for the AVISA project, that works across seven African countries.  Launched in Feb 2019, the AVISA project funded by the Gates Foundation, works on the broad agenda of modernizing breeding and increasing incomes for smallholder farmers in Africa for six crops. Held in Nairobi during May...

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