In recent years, a feeling of abandonment looms over rural territories and their inhabitants. Economic rationalization of public services and the creation of a metropolitan status have contributed to this
But these are not the only causes : over the past 40 years, deindustrialization and the dwindling number of farmers has weakened the political and economic weight of rural territories compared to urban areas.
Yet today, society seems to expect a lot from these territories and the farmers in terms of food, social cohesion and positive contribution to the environment.
In Africa, Fondation Avril, particularly through legumes, is involved in the fight against poverty, malnutrition and climate change.