and transition
of agricultural models


Fondation Avril supported the Compagnon project, run by the Open Agrifood Initiatives Fund, for two years. Compagnon is a digital platform that offers residents of peri-urban and rural areas a range of services between individuals or between individuals and professionals around food (shopping, delivery of meal baskets, home cooking…), childcare (child care, tutoring…), mobility (carpooling, lending vehicules…), and house-sitting (feeding and walking pets, watering plants, receptionning parcels…).

The platform is now available for two rural « Communities of Communes »: Picardie Verte and Portes de Sologne. Identification of services to be offered on the platform ended in 2018. It is now up to th two Communities to run their platform and extend the tool, under a white-label, to other local authorities wishing to develop it on their territory.

“We are fully committed to the project because it has helped us create and preserve jobs on our territory but also attract service users.”

Jean-Paul Roche,
President of the Community of municipal authorities of Portes de Sologne


Open Agrifood is a unique meeting and exchange place for all actors in the food industry. This project-event aims to develop food of tomorrow.


Fermes d’Avenir

Created at the end of 2013, the Fermes d’Avenir association, has the mission to develop agroecology. Through the creation of farms, its trainings, its competitions, its publications, its participative financing platform or the events it organizes, the association has woven links with about 500 farms engaged in an agroecological approach throughout France.


In 2012, the French Agroforestry Association (AFAF) launched the Agr’eau programme to implement agro-ecology and protect water resources. Agr’eau is applied on the scale of large river basins. The historical pilot region is the Adour-Garonne basin supported in particular by the Water Agency. Agr’eau is a network of farmers, advisers, researchers and private and public stakeholders.


Conducted by a consortium of key players in the agricultural sector, initially led by Fondation Avril, the project initiated by NumAgri aims to promote value creation for French farmers by facilitating data exchanges between actors in the agricultural sector, from the farm to the consumer.

Call for Proposals – Territories with Positive Agriculture

In 2019, Fondation Avril and French government launched the call for projects « Massif central, Territories with Positive Agriculture » in order to initiate the emergence of local multi-actor projects in Massif Central (highland region, in the middle of Southern France), combining development that creates sustainable values onto territories and agricultural transitions.