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Côte d'Ivoire Project

Protein and nutrition sectors in Côte d’Ivoire

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.

The Fondation Avril and its Ivorian partners are thus setting up a project to support the development of legume industries in Côte d’Ivoire, by examining the opportunity to target the nutritional needs of children aged 2 to 5-7 years in terms of protein. An initial study is being conducted to determine the real needs, challenges and issues involved in such an initiative. It will focus on three points:

  • analysis of the nutritional status in the different regions of Côte d’Ivoire, on the basis of existing data and definition of the origin of the nutritional deficiencies detected ;
  • an inventory of protein production (vegetable/animal);
  • inventory of legume production and consumption, production basins and available genetic material.


“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.


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.