of local sectors


Digital innovations for rural youth in Mali

Fondation Avril has been supporting AFDI since 2019 in a project to test digital agricultural services (management solutions, training, weather informations, price trends, stocks, experts advices, etc.) with 500 Malian cooperatives. To this end, about fifty facilitators raise producers’ awareness of these new tools and support young people in their professional project.

AFDI and its local Malian partner, CNOP (Coordination nationale des organisations paysannes du Mali), are betting that young farmers can quickly exploit digital opportunities to improve the performance of their farm.


AFDI (Agriculteurs Français et Développement International) is an international solidarity association. It builds partnerships between the French agricultural world and those of developing countries. AFDI was created 40 years ago by four French agricultural organizations: APCA (Chambre d’Agriculture), CNMCAA (Caisse nationale de la mutualité, du crédit et de la coopération agricole), FNSEA (Fédération nationale des syndicats d’exploitants agricoles) and JA (Jeunes Agriculteurs).


Moringa Fund

With the Moringa Fund, Fondation Avril takes part in an experimental program aimed at developing virtuous models around oil palm, cultivated in agroforestry by independent farmers.

SEED Project

Since 2017, Fondation Avril has been supporting the Seed Project, which sources and identifies new technologies adapted to agricultural transformation, especially for African family farmers.

Cuma-Bénin Aquitaine

In 2017, Fondation Avril made a commitment to the Cuma-Bénin-Aquitaine Association and the National Union of Cuma in Benin (UNCuma) to develop a mechanized soybean sector, from north to south Benin.

Soybean sector in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, Fondation Avril and Agropol signed a memorandum of understanding in 2016 with the Burkinabe Governement on the soybean sector, in particular around production development.