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Who We Are

Avalon specialises in acquiring, managing, and/or implementing projects that facilitate a transition to greener food and agriculture, notably organic farming and agri-environment.

Since its establishment in 1991, Avalon has implemented over 120 projects in 33 countries (23 European, 8 Asian, and 2 African countries). Its significant donors include the UN Organizations, the Global Environmental Facility Fund (GEF), the European Commission, EU Member State Governments, regional governments, associations and private organisations.

Avalon is a true organic farming pioneer and has served the organic movement for over thirty years. It has passed through all stages of the sector's development. Avalon has an excellent overview of the international organic and agri-environment arena and knows "who is who" in the sector—and all key players know Avalon. Avalon stands for quality, integrity, and credibility.

Avalon Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, registered as a Public Benefit Organization (ANBI) under Dutch law (RSIN No: 800470813).


Our Donors

Nearly 50 donors, including international organisations, national and regional governments, associations, and private organisations, financed our projects and work:  

International organisations: GEF - the Global Environment Facility, UNDP - United Nations Development Program, UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services

European Commission (Horizon2020, Life-NGOs, DG Environment, Phare, Tacis)


National Governments:

The Netherlands:

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality (EU-EIP, PIN Matra)

  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (ex-Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (SMOM), ex-Ministry of Economic Affairs (SENTER, PESP), Ex-International Entrepreneurship and Cooperation Information Service (EVD))

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Matra, BBI Matra)

  • Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)        

Austria: Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management

Croatia: Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning

Czech Republic: Ministry of Agriculture    

Denmark: Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries

USA: USAID - the United States Agency for International Development

Regional Governments:

The Netherlands: Province of Drenthe, Province of Fryslân, Province of Groningen and Province of Overijssel

South Africa: Department of West Cape

International donors financed by the EU Member State Governments:

The Netherlands: HIVOS - Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries, Stichting Mensen in Nood, Cordaid

Austria: Hilfswerk

Germany: Heinrich Böll Stiftung

Associations and private organisations:  

International: IFOAM - Organics International, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature

The Netherlands: Dutch National Postcode Lottery, ComON Foundation, Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V, Royal Dutch Nature Society, Merlin Consultants, Triodos Bank, Doen Foundation, Eosta B.V., Simon Levelt B.V, Rabobank

Armenia: ICCOa

Azerbaijan: Agro Information Centre

Czech Republic: Pro-Natura, Tis/Apple

Denmark: Okologisk Jordbrug

France: La Fondation Charles Leopold Mayer pour le Progres de l'Homme

Germany: Schweisfurth Stiftung, Rungis Express GmbH

Portugal: Jeronimo Martins SGPS

South Africa: Reliance

Switzerland: Friends of the Earth

United Kingdom: Oxfam GB, British Royal Society for Protection of Birds, British Ecological Society, Goldsmith Foundation

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