International volunteer assistance to sustainable development projects

January 2020 : audit of an agricultural high school in Benin

Audit mission in Savalou in Benin for AMJE

Upon request of the AMJE (Association Michel Jestin pour l'Enfance), a Breton association, Louis Jestin (AVe) carried out, in January 2020, an audit mission in an agricultural high school in Benin, located in Savalou ( 250 km north of Cotonou).

  Le staff du lyce de Savalou        Module de 4 classes financ par AMJE  
The team managing the school : competence and dynamism
The 4 classrooms module which was funded by AMJE in 2017

Read more: January 2020 : audit of an agricultural high school in Benin

January 2020: mission in Djougou in Benin

Assessment of a vegetable garden managed by a vegetable cooperative in Benin

Upon request of a Belgian association "ASBL le Verso du Miroir", Louis Jestin (AVe) carried out a mission to assess the development of a vegetable garden located in Passari, near Djougou. The association set it up in 2015/2016 and entrusted the management to a women's cooperative. Louis Jestin has been working for the fourth time on this vegetable garden since 2017 (an intervention at the beginning of each year).

Nassirou 2   Chateau deau   CC489FC5
 Learning to use new tools,
here manual airplanter
   The water supply installation allows year-round production    Watering is done by sprinkling

Read more: January 2020: mission in Djougou in Benin

August 2019: field mission to Cameroon for a pork project

Pork project of two Cameroonians, MM Chengoue and Tchoubet living in France as part of a return to their country.

Preliminary discussions between the two interested parties and the AVe association led to the signing of a partnership agreement to formalize the project with the business plan establishment  in July and a mission to Cameroon in August.

From August 15 to 25, 2019, Angelet Tchoubet, one of the project leaders and Louis Jestin (AVe) led together a “field mission” to Cameroon in order to discover the different links in the country pork sector and to specify the project based on the realities of this sector.

  Visite dlevage de porc    Visite levage de porc 1     Visite levage de porc 2    Visite élevage de porc 3  

Read more: August 2019: field mission to Cameroon for a pork project

January 2019 : 2nd AVe mission for the Laiterie du Berger - Senegal

Technical mission to the Laiterie du Berger in Richard Toll

As part of the agreement between the Laiterie du Berger, the In Vivo Foundation and AVe, Jean Paul and Gilbert, AVe experts, carried out a technical mission to Richard Toll (Senegal) in January 2019. During the previous AVe mission in May 2018, Daniel and Louis, following their diagnosis, had indicated that the most effective lever to increase milk production was the cow's feed in the dairy collection area. These cows,  zebu breed, produced 1 to 2 liters of milk per day. By improving feed, this production can be doubled. As the collection area is located near an irrigated area (development of the Senegal river) with a major sugar cane plantation (17,000 ha), the idea is to use two sugar cane by-products to feed cows : mooring lines (the end of sugar cane straws) left on the plot and molasses, a by-product of the cane refinery.

  LdB 1   LdB 2   LdB 3   
 Gilbert and Jean Gilbert and Jean Paul with farm staff of
the Laiterie du Berger
 Mamadou, manager of the Laiterie du Berger
with Jean Paul and Gilbert
 Mamadou, Jean Paul and Gilbert in front of the
(experimental) herd of the Laiterie du Berger

Read more: January 2019 : 2nd AVe mission for the Laiterie du Berger - Senegal

December 2018 : seminar in Zhuhou - China (Hunan Province) organized by the Zhuzhou Foreign Trade Service Center

  Seminar of December 5 and 6, 2018 

After the 2016 and 2017 seminars, Ms. Echo LIAN, director of the Zhuzhou FTS Center, has successfully organized a new event on December 5 and 6, 2018, proof of the trust placed in AVe (Associated Volunteer Experts).


Read more: December 2018 : seminar in Zhuhou - China (Hunan Province) organized by the Zhuzhou Foreign Trade...

September 2018 : mission in Cameroon to the SCOOPS-PIC Cooperative

6th AVe mission to a cooperative of pork producers in Central Cameroon

SCOOPS-PIC is a cooperative of pork producers located in the Yaoundé region. Created in 2016, with the support of AVe and the In Vivo Foundation since 2017, the cooperative has finalized its project. This includes two components : on one hand developing and professionalizing member farms and, on the other hand, setting up a value chain at cooperative level by creating upstream and downstream services for farms.

  Photo Cameroun sept 2018 2   Photo Cameroun sept 2018   Logo SCOOPS PIC   

Read more: September 2018 : mission in Cameroon to the SCOOPS-PIC Cooperative

May 2018: agriculture mission in Senegal at the “Laiterie du Berger”

  1st AVe Mission for the Laiterie du Berger - Richard Toll in Senegal

In early 2018, two AVe experts, Louis Jestin and Daniel Mathiot carried out a first mission for the “Shepherd's Dairy”, a Senegalese family business, created in 2006 in Richard Toll in Senegal by Bagore Bathilly, a young Senegalese veterinarian.


  1 Bagore 640  
  Milking is done by hand, twice a day, in the presence of the calf  
 Bagore Bathilly director of the Laiterie du Berger - Daniel and Louis
AVe Experts 

Read more: May 2018: agriculture mission in Senegal at the “Laiterie du Berger”







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