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We have been working for more than 35 years with Africa, which unfortunately remains the poorest continent in the world. We are aware of the environmental impact of globalization and we are taking part in it. Our Group has long supported African NGOs but there is always more that can be done. For this reasons, we have created Agro Companies for Africa, a Philanthropy Fund hosted by the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation entirely dedicated to Africa. This Fund enables us to finance several initiatives on the continent.


Terre verte


Agro Companies for Africa has been supporting the NGO Terre Verte in Burkina Faso for more than 15 years in its fight against the advancing desert in the Sahel zone. Today, more than 20'000 people benefit from the actions of Terre Verte and its local partners.


Focussed on agricultural issues in West and Central Africa and the survival of rural populations on their territories, we contribute regular financial support for the implementation of this NGO's programme.


You can join us in supporting the organisation by donating online or contacting us directly.

Chem chem safari

Wishing to contribute to the preservation of the environment and wildlife in Africa, Agro Companies For Africa supports Chem Chem Foundation in Tanzania.


Since 2013, the foundation has been working on breathing new life into the last biological corridor between Manyara and Tarangire Park and allow natural migration of the animals, which is essential to the survival of the region's ecosystem.


Chem Chem Foundation's projects connect the interests of local communities with environmental needs. The foundation also invests in children's education and trains eco-guard patrols.


Join us in supporting the Chem Chem Foundation by contacting us or donating online.

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Business class angels

Founded by Juliette Dumas, a.k.a. Madame Shine, Business Class Angels is an initiative that is as astute as it is generous.


As the NGO's name suggests, Business Class Angels gathers flight kits provided to business class travellers and transforms them into first aid kits for the most in need.


Join us: consider holding on to your flight kits and becoming a Business Class Angel.


Our contributions

We also contribute to other projects focused on environmental protection, health and developing an equal world.


Every year in Switzerland, around 250 children are diagnosed with cancer.
Cancer is the 1st cause of death by disease in children.
Yet less than 2% of research funding is allocated to pediatric cancers.
Curing a child suffering from cancer was hardly imaginable 50 years ago. Today, 80% of affected children can be cured.
However, this overall cure rate varies greatly from one type of cancer to another.
Research into childhood cancers must therefore identify new avenues of treatment and reduce the undesirable effects of current therapies. 


By bike, you can move 4 times faster and carry 3 times more loads than on foot. Velafrica is an association that has been promoting bicycle mobility and encouraging social entrepreneurship in Africa since 1993.
Every year, some 20,000 unused bicycles are collected in Switzerland and sent to Burkina Faso, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Tanzania or Madagascar, where they are sold to facilitate daily mobility.
Velafrica's local partners are both job providers and training centers, with the dual aim of giving young people a perspective and guaranteeing long-term use of the bikes. Free introductory driving courses are also available.

The Money from the Heart

The Thune du Cœur is a Geneva-based fundraising event organized each year around the holiday season. The proceeds are donated to associations working to help the underprivileged. The beneficiaries are generally the following associations: Partage, Les Colis du Cœur and La Virgule.
Partage collects, sorts and distributes unsold, surplus food and hygiene products from local businesses and shops. Les Colis du Cœur distributes basic necessities to people in need. La Virgule helps the homeless by offering them emergency shelter, a home for reintegration and human warmth.
In French-speaking Switzerland, a thune is a colloquial term for a 5-franc coin.

Civitas Maxima

Civitas Maxima provides independent legal representation with a mission to document international crimes and seek reparation on behalf of victims who are unable to assert their rights. Because these violent crimes affect not only the rights of individual victims but also the humanity of us all, we have decided to support the work that Civitas Maxima does.


There is a silent tragedy ravaging Africa that is not talked about enough: obstetric fistula. Professor Charles-Henri Rochat and the Geneva Foundation for Medical Training and Research have launched an initiative to combat this issue, and Agro Companies for Africa is delighted to lend its support. Please join us by providing financial support for this cause.

Sea Cleaners

The ocean covers 70% of our planet. Preserving this immense ecosystem was the driving force behind Yvan Bourgnon founding the SeaCleaners to clean up macro plastic waste with a fleet of revolutionary vessels. Agro Companies has decided to contribute to the fundraising to construct the MANTA, the first quad-maran vessel in the fleet.

La Marche des Entreprises

The Corporate Walk by Terre des Hommes is a sporting and solidarity-based challenge in support of children's rights, taken up by Geneva-based companies who commit to sponsoring the kilometers covered by their employees by walking or running.

Colis du Cœur

Founded in 1993, the Colis du Cœur foundation distributes food and hygiene products to families and individuals in need in the canton of Geneva.
Thanks to its 2 distribution sites and the support of 200 volunteers, it helps over 7,000 people every week.