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.
Cowpea and groundnut are considered ‘golden grains’ for many women farmers in West Africa, as they make decent money processing…Read more
According to the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, global food production is expected to decrease two percent every…Read more
East Africa is continuing to be invaded by desert locusts. A group of researchers from CIRAD recently conducted several simulations…Read more
Dr. Abhishek Rathore – Principal Scientist – ICRISAT India and AVISA’s PO champion explains during the project annual planning meeting…Watch
Dr. Esther Njuguna –ICRISAT ‘s East and Southern Africa (ESA) region Gender Scientist, gives us her expectations on the year 2…Watch
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…Watch
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)