Yohann Fare has been working on rural development for the past 15 years with particular interest in building multi-stakeholders partnerships on sustainable value-chain development and biodiversity conservation. He holds a Master’s Degree in Agronomy from ESSA (Madagascar) and a PhD from AgroParisTech (France). He and his colleagues from Kinomé strongly believe and had experimented that reversing deforestation trends, changing the critical climate change trajectory and preventing the loss of biodiversity can only be the result of us human beings changing our own mindset. He regularly does consultations for the World Bank Group, GEF, UNDP on community based conservation, adaptation strategies and sustainability of tropical value chains like shea, cocoa, vanilla, moringa in Madagascar and Western, Central and Eastern Africa. Yohann and team are actually in charge of the production of a Global Implementation Guide on Agroforestry for the WBG, to support public and private commitments on the CFI and REDD+. This work will also drive to South-South Knowledge Exchanges between Latin America (Columbia, Brazil, Dominican Republic) and Western Africa (Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana) in 2020/21.