Accelerated Varietal Improvement and Seed Delivery of Legumes and Cereals in Africa (AVISA)

Project goal The Accelerated Varietal Improvement and Seed Delivery of Legumes and Cereals in Africa (AVISA) project consolidates the gains made by TL-III, HOPE-II and HarvestPlus while refocusing the work to improve the CGIAR and key NARS breeding and seed delivery systems. Expected outcomes
  • National institutions with the technical capacity to support a robust early generation seed (EGS) seed system.
  • A continuous stream of improved varieties for smallholders generated to achieve greater yields as will as higher incomes and improved livelihoods.
  • Increased varietal turnover mitigating losses from evolving climate patterns, and pest and disease complexes, while enabling public-private partnerships for enhanced seed delivery.
  • High functioning, integrated CGIAR/NARS breeding networks and coordinated seed delivery partnerships built to facilitate smallholder farmers’ access to high quality seed.

Contact

Fatokun, Christian (IITA)

Project duration

Start: 01 November 2018
End: 31 October 2022

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