of local sectors

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. Seed Project focuses on the most promising innovations for tomorrow’s agriculture.

After a year of diagnosis that led to the identification of more than 100 start-ups specialized in agriculture worldwide, the association has moved on to operational stage: conception of a digital app improving the incomes of actors in the agricultural sectors. It will help to reduce losses through better traceability of agricultural products between the different links in the value chain, from family farming to the processing unit.


Seed Project is a think tank created by students from HEC Paris, Sciences-Po Paris and Centrale, whose mission is to promote new technologies adapted to African family farming.



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.

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.

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.