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Digital innovations for rural youth in 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. To this end, about fifty facilitators raise producers’ awareness of these new tools and support young people in their professional project.

AFDI and its local Malian partner, CNOP (Coordination nationale des organisations paysannes du Mali), are betting that young farmers can quickly exploit digital opportunities to improve the performance of their farm.


AFDI (Agriculteurs Français et Développement International) is an international solidarity association. It builds partnerships between the French agricultural world and those of developing countries. AFDI was created 40 years ago by four French agricultural organizations: APCA (Chambre d’Agriculture), CNMCAA (Caisse nationale de la mutualité, du crédit et de la coopération agricole), FNSEA (Fédération nationale des syndicats d’exploitants agricoles) and JA (Jeunes Agriculteurs).


Côte d’Ivoire Project

Following the Symposium “Entrepreneurship against malnutrition” organized on November 25 and 26, 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Fondation Avril committed to implement, in the field, the proposals presented during this event aimed at strengthening food security and improving nutrition of populations.

“Biodiversity and proteins” project in Southern Togo

As part of a partnership launched in June 2020, AFDI (Association Agriculteurs Français et Développement International) is supporting UROPC-M (Farmers’ Organization of the Maritime Region, in southern Togo) in the diversification and development of three legume crops: pigeon pea, bambara-bean and groundnut.

CIFS professionalization project in Togo

In Togo, the Ministry of Agriculture made an official request to the Fondation Avril and Agropol to support the professionalization of the soybean interprofessional organization, the CIFS (Soybeans Interprofessional Council in Togo).

Symposium « Entreprendre contre la malnutrition »

During Sara (Salon International de l’Agriculture et des Ressources Animales), Fondation Avril organized with a group of institutional and economical partners a conference entitled « Entreprendre contre la malnutrition » on Monday, 25 and Tuesday November 26th 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.