and transition
of agricultural models

MOOC « Sols et Changement Climatique »

As part of its « Soils and Climate » mission, Fondation Avril supports Agreenium through the development of an online course (MOOC – « Sols et Changement Climatique », Soils and Climate Change), to help spread knowledge about soils and their role in climate change and food security.

This MOOC will be provided by the best specialists in the subject, under scientific and educational supervision of Claire Chenu, Professor at AgroParisTech and Soil Ambassador to FAO. The target audience is an « informed » public (bachelor/master’s degree) with a scientific background and interested in climate change, agriculture and the environment.


Created in 2015, Agreenium, the Institut agronomique, vétérinaire et forestier de France brings together the skills of public higher education and research institutions in the field of agronomic and veterinary sciences, emblematic of the French cultural and scientific heritage. It brings together 14 institutions of higher agricultural education and four research and expertise institutes.



Conducted by a consortium of key players in the agricultural sector, initially led by Fondation Avril, the project initiated by NumAgri aims to promote value creation for French farmers by facilitating data exchanges between actors in the agricultural sector, from the farm to the consumer.

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.

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.

Chair « Mutations Agricoles »

This Chair is based in particular on the work of eight professors-researchers in sociology and economics.