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.


International cooperation

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
Foundations for the evaluation of agriculture and food systems

Foundations for the evaluation of agriculture and food systems

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture & Food (‘TEEBAgriFood’) is a study that will provide guidance and illustrations for comprehensive evaluations (i.e. including of the most significant externalities) of ‘eco-agri-food systems’*, whilst...

Value chain study of organic soybean from Togo

This study of the organic soy value chain in Togo was carried out in March and April 2018 for the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ), by an international team comprising a specialist of organic value chains, a specialist in conventional markets and a specialist in...

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.


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