A global approach of value chain  and community development


During two centuries, the economy and society have been radically separated from natural cycles and prinples, creating heavy damages. But the transition of economy and society towards a sustainable future has already started for local communities and pioneer companies.


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Bioeconomy: Reconciliating economic activities with the cycles of life is essential to the future of our societies.

Biotrade: A deep understanding of the interaction of social and natural systems, and twenty-five years of development of sustainable products.

Building sustainable livelihoods in West Kalimantan

Building sustainable livelihoods in West Kalimantan

The program on “management of natural resources based on indigenous peoples’ local knowledge” in West Kalimantan had multiple facets: reclaiming customary rights on land and forest, conducting activities of adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, economic empowerment through the establishment of local credit union service points, and support to food security and income generating activities. It was globally successful, but new challenges appear for the communities involved.

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Artemisia annua, a plant between medicine and politics

Artemisia annua, a plant between medicine and politics

Against the coronavirus, can African countries promote a herbal medecine derived from traditional medicine?
Much hope has been placed on the plant of the species Artemisia annua. Is its use by African countries medicinal or political, or both?

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En Guyane, l’émergence d’un cacao et d’un chocolat français durable

En Guyane, l’émergence d’un cacao et d’un chocolat français durable

En 2020, Pierre Johnson a coordonné une étude pour le développement d’une filière “cacao et chocolat durables de Guyane”, à la demande d’une entreprise mécène et de la Chambre d’agriculture de Guyane. Avec Cesar Paz, créateur de la coopérative Norandino au Pérou, nous avons rencontrés au début de l’année l’ensemble des producteurs et des acteurs susceptibles d’appuyer ce secteur. Réunis début novembre en atelier durant deux jours, les producteurs actuels et prospectifs et leurs appuis éventuels sont partagé leurs expériences et construit ensemble une vision pour l’avenir de la filière, un cacao et un chocolat d’excellence, fait en Guyane et donc en France. Premier bilan dans cet article.

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A few books and many articles on fair trade, biopiracy and the Nagoya Protocol.


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Pierre W. Johnson

International consultant, study and sustainable development of natural products value chains. Specialist of markets of origin, quality and high value products. Expert on Access and Benefit Sharing.
Keynote speaker on transition to an ecological economy & society.

Member of the
International Value Links Association.

Associate expert to Tero.