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TechDev

Since 2016, the partnership between Fondation Avril and Techdev has focused on the spin-off in Senegal of the technological support for agri-food companies, pre-existing in Mali. Launched in October 2018 in Senegal with the assistance of the NGO Enda-Graf Sahel, the hub operates thanks to a team of four people based in Thiès. Its objective is to support, in the region from Dakar to Thies, 20 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and 20 producer organizations wishing to start processing for the local market, and from 200 to 300 micro-enterprises.

After Mali and Senegal, the Technology Hub spin-off program is to be extended to Burkina Faso and Chad, with the support of AFD (Agence Française de Développement). The Senegal Hub thus participates in a Sahelian dynamic for the sharing and promotion of good practices.

The Dakar-based company Sunu transforms local raw materials into a variety of products distributed predominantly in supermarkets in Senegal: bars of dried food, herbal teas, appetizers, etc. The Dakar Hub-IIT team works with this company to support its development and allow it to move from a manual to a semi-industrial stage.

OUR PARTNER

Tech-Dev is a French international solidarity association engaged in the development of small businesses, local capacity building and implementation of South-South exchanges. Tech-Dev intervenes jointly and in complementarity with its African partners, who are structures supporting the private sector : development NGOs, professional associations, cooperatives, business networks.

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.