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AVSF's Association

Founded in 1977, AVSF is a non-profit association made up of volunteer members. AVSF has been officially recognized for its public utility since 1996.

AVSF is approved by the Comité de charte pour le don en confiance (Charter Committee for Donations Given with Trust) and depends upon the generosity of the general public in order to independently carry out its mission for international solidarity. AVSF was awarded the Forum des solidarités’ “Prix de la transparence associative” and has received the Haut Conseil à la Coopération Internationale’s “Prix de la coopération international” three times for its work on the ground. AVSF’s accounts are audited annually by an auditor and are submitted to the Official Journal.



The Board of Directors

AVSF’s board of directors is responsible for developing and implementing the association’s orientations and strategies, ensuring that the association’s activities are carried out properly, and managing the institution in a sustainable manner. The board’s 22 members are elected at the Annual General Meeting.

The Bureau:

  • Michel PROST: President
  • Barbara DUFOUR: Vice-President
  • Jean-François LAMOUREUX: Vice-President in charge of the association life
  • Elisabeth MULLER: Treasurer
  • Jean-Michel THOMAS: Secretary general
  • Jeanine SOCHAS: member 
  • Sophie BARTHELON: member
  • Philippe COLLIN:  member

The board of trustees:

  • Amélie BAJOLET: Agroecology and pesticide-regulation consultant - Head of the Bee Friendly label
  • Patrick CARON: Veterinarian, researcher at CIRAD, international director at Montpellier University of Excellence (MUSE), president of the High Level Panel of Experts of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
  • Guy DURAND: Professor emeritus of rural economics at Agrocampus Ouest
  • Bernard FOUQUET: Agronomist, former bank executive
    Dominique LEBRETON: Farmer, president of ARDEAR Pays de La Loire and CESER advisor for regional Confédération Paysanne régionale
  • Jacques LOYAT: Honorary general engineer of agricultural engineering of water and forests, associate researcher at CIRAD
  • Alexandre MARTIN: Agricultural economist and engineer, involved in planning for agricultural policies within the central administration
  • David MILLET: Agro-economist, former AVSF country coordinator in Haiti
  • Véronique MOREIRA: Political ecology activist, president of Women Engage for a Common Future, former vice president of the Rhône-Alpes region, delegate for solidarity-based cooperation
  • Xavier PEYRACHE: Economics Consultant
  • Gauthier RICORDEAU: Farmer, former AVSF program director
  • Claude ROGER: Agronomist, former director of the Institut de l’Élevage and bank executive, consultant instructor
    Juliette SOULABAILLE: Honorary mayor, bureau member of the international think tank Global Local Forum Dakar-Paris, president of the Brittany/Europe permanent delegation to Brussels, vice president of the National Federation of Former French Mayors – FERAM delegate for international relations with local authorities
  • Christian TAUPIAC: Forest ranger and agricultural economist, specialist in rural development in developing countries
  • Hugues VERNIER: Head of agricultural initiatives for a local authority - Coordination of the Biovallée strategic agricultural and rural-development project
  • Alain YVERGNIAUX: economist, former company director, strategist consultant, administrator at Think tank international Global Local Forum
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