Cultivated biodiversity
and soil conservation


Facing the decline in fishing and tourism on the Senegalese Coast, Fondation Avril decided in 2016 to help the association AJP (Action Justice et Paix) through its support of an EIG (Economic Interest Group) of producers in Nianing.

The objective of this project is to set up and collectively manage a collective irrigated perimeter and an off-season vegetable sector for local markets. After three years, the overall result is positive: increased harvests, strong water saving thanks to drip irrigation, and ongoing reforestation.

“In Nianing, on the coast of Senegal, we lived off fishing. But that is in the past. Since then, fish have become scarce. So we return to the soil.”

Souley Diop,
President of the Producers Economic Interest Group Nianing Développement


Association AJP, created in 1973, brings together volunteers from the agricultural world working in the field of international solidarity in Africa to strengthen local capacities.



The R-Stepps project, led by a team from College de France and supported by Fondation Avril, aims to automate tree planting in dry lands, thanks to a coordinated fleet of small rustic robots with complementary features.

Agrisud International

Thanks to Fondation Avril and a public call for generosity on the crowdfunding platform MiiMOSA, Agrisud International updated the guide « Agroecology into practice », launched by the OGN in 2010.


Fondation Avril has been supporting GRET since 2017, which supports the Centre Technique Agroécologique du Sud (CTAS) in the great south of Madagascar, in restoring the fertility of soils that have been severely degraded or even barren due to erosion and climate change.


Cereal-legumes intercropping is an old agricultural practice in many countries. It is also a promising agro-ecological practice, which enable the development of better cropping systems and preservation of soil’s productivity by limiting inputs.