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Title: Accelerated Varietal Improvement and Seed Delivery of Legumes and Cereals in Africa (AVISA): Healthier and Prosperous Africa

Date Published: 2019
Author/s: AVISA
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Affiliation: AVISA, National Semi Arid Resources Research Institute - NaSARRI


TheAVISA project was launched in February 201 9 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 — Tropical Legumes (IL), 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) in Nigeria, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Mali, Uganda, Ghana and Ethiopia