SOL was founded in 1980 by agronomists and social workers with the mission to favour small farmer’s autonomy and the preservation of our environment. Since then, we have been committed in creating long term partnerships with local organisations and are currently active in France, India and Senegal.
For over ten years we have been working with Navdanya in India, an organisation who promotes an agriculture that respects the environment and the most marginalised rural populations. In partnership with Navdanya, SOL is currently developing two projects: “Small Farms International” and “Seeds of Hope”. They aim to empower deprived and marginalised farmers, especially women, in rural North India through trainings in agroecology, local seeds saving and biodiversity preservation.