and transition
of agricultural models


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.

To this end, NumAgri federates the agricultural ecosystem around the definition and deployment of a common data language, i.e. the implementation of standards.

NumAgri was the winner in early 2019 of FranceAgriMer’s Call for Expression of Interest on the structuring of agricultural and food sectors, which enabled to co-finance the project engeneering phase until September 2019. The definition and implementation of data standards will be operational by the end of 2019, with GS1 France operating for standardization.


NumAgri is made up of two colleges: an « Agricultural » college composed of FNSEA, les Jeunes Agriculteurs, l’APCA, l’Acta and Coop de France ; and a College of Interprofessions bringing together Terres Univia, the CNIEL, the CNIPT, the AIBS and ANVOL.

Its purpose is to federate the agricultural ecosystem around the strategic challenge of data valuation.


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.

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.

MOOC « Sols et Changement Climatique »

As part of its « Soils and Climate » mission, Fondation Avril supports Agreenium through the development of an online course (MOOC – « Sols et Changement Climatique », Soils and Climate Change), to help spread knowledge about soils and their role in climate change and food security.