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Responding to some of the extraordinary challenges of today including climate change and the impact of COVID-19 on existing inequalities, the Compagnie Fruitière Foundation is launching a new strategy, which will focus on sustainable food.

After a decade of action in the fields of health, education, culture and the environment in France and abroad, the Foundation is moving towards a single focus:  access to healthy and sustainable food.

We operate in Marseille (France) and in four West African countries (Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Senegal) by providing support to high-impact projects.

In parallel, the Compagnie Fruitière Foundation is pursuing several initiatives:

  • developing employee involvement.
  • partnerships with collaborative groups in Marseille supporting vulnerable populations.
  • an artistic and cultural exchange program between Marseille and West Africa.

Depending on the international context, the Foundation may decide to broaden its scope of action, notably to countries facing emergency situations, particularly food insecurity and climate catastrophes.

Mission

Vision

Access to healthy food, respectful of biodiversity and ecosystems.

Mission

We act for the dignity and development of vulnerable populations by enabling access to healthy and sustainable food for all.

Ambition

We support, in Marseille and in Africa, the solution providers in the field of nutrition that are working for the improving the health of vulnerable populations in respect of each ecosystem.

Values

Impactful

Strive for excellence for the benefit of the people we serve by continually evaluating our impact and that of the organizations we fund.

Empathy

Aim for the well-being of the populations for which we act in priority, while building respectful working relationships with the operators in the field.

Commitment

Giving the best of ourselves serving a cause which implies carrying the word of our beneficiaries and bringing together all the forces useful for change.

Trustworthy

Establish long-term relationships of trust. Cultivating human warmth in our relationships. Believe in our collective capacity to act effectively, by focusing on local skills.

Where we operate

The foundation supports projects in Africa, mainly Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Senegal.
In France, we exclusively provide financial support to projects in Marseille.
Depending on the circumstances, the Foundation may decide to broaden its scope of action, particularly to countries facing emergency situations, especially following food and/or environmental crises.
Depending on the international context, the Foundation may decide to broaden its scope of action, notably to countries facing emergency situations, particularly food insecurity and climate catastrophes.

 

Team

Board of Directors

Marie-Pierre FABRE
President of the Board
Jérôme FABRE
CEO – Compagnie Fruitière
Laurent DEBROAS
Chief of Staff – Compagnie Fruitière

Team

Marie-Pierre FABRE
President
Christelle LASME
Project manager
Paul BOUZON
Project manager and communications
Gersende de PONTBRIAND
Advisor to the President, Communication 10th anniversary , Coordinator artist residency program.
Nathalie CAPOTOSTO
Assistante

La Compagnie Fruitière

A family business founded in 1938 in Marseille, the Compagnie Fruitière is the main producer of fruit in Africa – mainly bananas and pineapples – sold throughout Europe.

The company was initially built around the trading of fruit from Africa and then gradually integrated new trades throughout the chain:

  • producer with its own plantations in Africa and Latin America
  • maritime carrier with a dedicated fleet of specialized vessels
  • fruit distributor in Europe and Africa with the largest network of banana ripening facilities in Europe

Employing 22,000 people, mainly in its African plantations (in Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal), but also in Latin America (Ecuador), the Compagnie Fruitière committed itself very early on to a proactive CSR approach. As such, it has set up numerous economic and social development initiatives in the countries where it operates.

To broaden the scope of these actions, Compagnie Fruitière Foundation was created in 2012.

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Jérôme Fabre, Marie-Pierre Fabre & Robert Fabre.

Vidéos

Ferme urbaine Le Talus, Marseille (2019-2021)
ONG Santé Sud (2020-2022)
L’Ecole Entrepreunariale, Kedge Business School Marseille (2020-2022)
La Criée « La première fois par la mer » (2019-2022)
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