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Organization
of local sectors

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. To organise the sector, the partners have created an inter-professional structure, bringing together producer organizations and processors: « Association de Promotion et de Développement de la filière Soja » (APDS-B).

This structure has enables industry leaders to emplement the first contract system between processors and soybean producer organizations. APDS-B has carried out actions to support members on their technical, organisational and financial capacities. Specifications have been drawn up, committing producers to a level of quality and price.

 

2nd National Soy Day in Ouagadougou

Fondation Avril, Agropol and the InVivo Foundation were in Burkina Faso for the National Soy Day in November 2018. On this day, processors, representatives of producers and technical partners were brought together. This day made it possible to take annual stock of the project and define the work prospects for the coming months.

OUR PARTNER

Created in 1983 at the initiative of the organizations structuring the French vegetable oil and protein sector, Agrocol encourages, supports and accompanies the emergence and development of oil and protein sectors for local needs.

OTHER PROJECTS:

AFDI 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.

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.