Cooperative is the basis of life, of innovation, and the background of competition.
In our our societies, the value of individual success is often over-rated. In fact, society is the ground for individual well-being and success. Without cooperation, there is no scientific development or human progress.
Individual success is a powerful motivation in our society. While it remains legitimate, it must not make us forget that we humans are deeply social beings, like most of the species on this planet. Empathy and communication are deeply embeded in our genes. They reveal themeselves in the relationships within our organizations, at the local level, and with people and communities far away.
Cooperation also has its skills and techniques, that allow to activate its potential, and can also be transmitted.
22 years of experience in technical support to producers organizations and development of value chains
- Value chains and markets: structuration of value chains, market studies, guarantee systems (organic, fair trade, geographical indications…)
- Resources management and agroecology
- Local and institutional development
- Associate expert at SCIC Tero (or mini-resume in French is here)
Sustainable Development and Collective Intelligence
- Agenda 21 for local authorities
- Stakeholder dialogue
- Support and strategic guidance to small and medium-size companies.
- ISO 26 000 and other approaches of social responsibility
CBI is the Dutch agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy supporting the development of small and medium entreprises from developing countries in their efforts to export to Europe. Following are large extracts (slightly modified for the...read more
La Maison de l'Artemisia is non-governmental organization (NGO), a non-profit under French law, which has been supporting for several years the players of the production, marketing and use of medicinal plants of the Artemisia genus in Africa, because of their...read more
In Ghana, fossil fuels represent a real boon for the state, in terms of income and foreign exchange. But just after the sales of hydrocarbons, comes that of cocoa beans, and other cash crops. However, oil extraction contributes to climate disruption, while the...read more
Evaluation of Equité, progamme supporting the development of Fair Trade in West Africa. Explanations and narrative.
CBI is the Dutch agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy supporting the development of small and medium entreprises from developing countries in their efforts to export to Europe. Following are large extracts (slightly modified for the...
The value chain analysis of the Home Decoration and Home Textiles in Indonesia conducted by Pierre Johnson on behalf of CBI concluded in the potential of traditional textiles of Nusa Tenggara Timor islands, provided more market linkages and support could be provided, and of home decoration through better market responsiveness.