Promotion of healthy
and sustainable
food for all

Banques Alimentaires (Food Banks)

In order to participate in the dissemination of healthy and sustainable food for all, Fondation Avril and the Fédération Française des Banques Alimentaires signed their first three-year partnership in 2015. A study on rural precariousness and a guide to food aid in rural areas have been produced. During these three years, the Foundation also supported 7 local initiatives led by local Food Banks, to enable people in precarious situations to access quality food aid.

As part of its second three-year partnership, renewed in 2018, the Foundation wanted to expand its approach by mobilizing all local Food Banks around a series of internal calls for projects called “For food solidarity in rural areas”. Given the long distances to be covered in the countryside, the Foundation focuses on projects working on the creation of new services or pooling of equipment, to better assist its beneficiaries.

“The development of a new platform in Nevers will allow products to be distributed throughout the Nièvre department and better serve rural areas”

Gérard Bouchot,
President of the Food Bank of Burgundy


Created in 1984, Banques Alimentaires have been fighting for 35 years against precariousness and food waste. It is the first national food aid network with 108 locations, and 113,000 tonnes of food collected each year throughout the country, distributed to a network of 5,400 partner associations and Communal Social Action Centres, thanks to the commitment of more than 6,500 volunteers and 508 employees throughout the country.


Symposium « Entreprendre contre la malnutrition »

During Sara (Salon International de l’Agriculture et des Ressources Animales), Fondation Avril organized with a group of institutional and economical partners a conference entitled « Entreprendre contre la malnutrition » on Monday, 25 and Tuesday November 26th 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Call for Proposals – Territories with Positive Agriculture

In 2019, Fondation Avril and French government launched the call for projects « Massif central, Territories with Positive Agriculture » in order to initiate the emergence of local multi-actor projects in Massif Central (highland region, in the middle of Southern France), combining development that creates sustainable values onto territories and agricultural transitions.


In 2019, Fondation Avril financed the Optigerm project, carried out as part of a partnership between CIRAD, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of Abomey-Calavi University, Nutrinat and the Technical University of Munich.

Long-Term Unemployed Zero Territories

Fondation Avril is convinced that there is a pool of unfilled jobs in agriculture that limits the development of new agricultural activities. Short channels, for instance, force farmers to get involved in processing, sales and distribution.