The Louis Dreyfus Foundation continued to support promising micro-farming, education, community empowerment and environmental preservation projects in vulnerable regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
A few words from the LDF team
“More than ever in the current food crisis, we must equip farmers to be resilient to shocks and stresses.”
President, Louis Dreyfus Foundation
“Our support helped improve both the productivity and profitability of small farms, and unlock educational opportunities”
General Manager, Louis Dreyfus Foundation
2021 at a glance
Our investments in 2021
First Graduates in Côte d’Ivoire
The agricultural vocational training center (CFAR) in Niofoin, northern Côte d’Ivoire, offers a two-year education program combining general education and theoretical and practical agricultural training.
The center celebrated the graduation of its first cohort of 28 students, following their successful completion of the program, including a final graduation project.
National School Canteens Prize in Côte d’Ivoire
The Foundation-supported cooperative was awarded the National School Canteen Prize for its contribution to feeding schoolchildren. The cooperative is part of our rice value chain enhancement project, providing agricultural assistance to rice producers and cooperatives. Local farmers supported through this project helped to supply rice and other produce to 12 schools that feed more than 2,700 schoolchildren.
Transform Agricultural Contest in Côte d’Ivoire
The Foundation supported this local contest supporting the agricultural transformation projects of small agri-entrepreneurs.
Three grants were awarded to projects in natural sweets, chocolates and cashew production, based on their innovative products, economic benefits for rural communities and promotion of women’s inclusion.
Sustainable Agriculture Award in India
The Foundation’s project to build resilience among 3,700 Indian women farmers through training on sustainable agricultural production, received the FICCI Outstanding Sustainable Farmer Income Enhancement award.
Established in 2021 by the Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), this award recognizes the efforts of private sector and non-profit organizations in promoting sustainable agriculture development across the country.
CSR China Education Award
For the second consecutive year, the Foundation’s Future Change-Maker project with Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) received three sustainability awards in the Best Sustainable Development, Ecological Environment, and Youth Impact categories. Both the Foundation and LDC ranked among 100 CSR China top companies and foundations contributing to sustainable development.
The Future Change-Maker project aims to support students from ten Chinese agricultural universities, training them on sustainable agriculture practices.