of local sectors

Cuma-Bénin Aquitaine

In 2017, Fondation Avril made a commitment to the Cuma-Bénin-Aquitaine Association and the National Union of Cuma in Benin (UNCuma) to develop a mechanized soybean sector, from north to south Benin. The partners rely on the existing organization around maize to develop the soybean sector, from producers to processors, a « cereal-legume » synergy that benefits both soils and the nutritional balance of the population.

“Soybeans fix atmospheric nitrogen and are favorable for the next field crop for they fertilize the soil using organic techniques. It is an ideal crop in rotation with corn or cotton”

Koffivi Nouwogou,
CUMA coordinator


Since 1995, the Cuma-Bénin Aquitaine Association has been supporting National Union of Cuma in Bénin, a network of 87 cooperatives using agricultural aquipment, involving 500 producers on 5 300 hectars, mainly ub corn and cotton. Cuma of female processors are also part of this network.


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.