In the 2000s, Alain Barbier, general manager of the French SME PIERSON EXPORT is driven by the desire to act in Africa beyond the commercial activity of its SME. SEED Foundation does not exist yet and it decides to engage in punctual humanitarian actions.
A collective enthusiasm
In 2009, Alain Barbier proposed to his network of SME partners to combine skills and resources to create an Endowment Fund: 8 companies and 2 individuals of different origins and sizes founded SEED Foundation with the conviction that hunger and poverty are not inevitable. In 2014, the renewal of the endowment fund takes place after 5 years of actions.
A Prize to celebrate the 5 years of the Fund
On the occasion of its five year anniversary, the Fund organized the SEED Foundation Awards for 3 innovative actions: microcredit in animals in Senegal, participatory experiments in Cape Verde and the « Agric Awards » in Cameroun.
Awareness of the general public and young people
Since 2016, SEED Foundation has focused on conveying to young audiences notions of solidarity, exchange of know-how, respect for the environment and human dignity, through actions of education for sustainable development in France.
A new permanent member joins our group of patrons
Patronage is an indispensable part of the life of SEED Foundation. The fund passed a milestone by welcoming a new member within its collective.