AVSF has been active for over 40 years in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, helping the most vulnerable farming families to develop agricultural and livestock activities, in order to combat food insecurity in the long term. For several years now, the NGO has been particularly active in the department of Vélingara, one of the poorest regions in Senegal.

Project supported: supply of local dairy products to two pilot school canteens in the Velingara department in southern Senegal.

The aim of this project is to provide access to healthy, balanced food in schools for 178 children aged between 6 and 14, thereby improving their learning conditions.

By supporting the development of the dairy industry, the Foundation hopes to contribute to the region’s economic development in 2020 and thus help improve the living conditions of the region’s inhabitants and children.
In practical terms, the Foundation’s support will help to organise milk collection and supply for school canteens, as well as training for dairy producers and processors in good hygiene practices, processing and the possibilities for diversifying dairy products. By providing pupils with rich, balanced meals, the Foundation hopes to help reduce the rate of absenteeism from school.

This project is a continuation of the programme to strengthen the dairy industry, which began in 2016 and was supported in 2017 by the Bel Foundation.