Cultivated biodiversity
and soil conservation


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 (digging, planting, watering, etc.).

The aim of this work is to propose an innovative tool that will significantly accelerate the rate of reforestation in areas affected by deforestation.


College de France is a public higher education and research institution, which is unique in France and has no equivalent abroad. Since the 16th century, College de France has had a two-fold mission: to be a forum for cutting-edge research and teaching.


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.


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.