BAUDOUIN MICHEL is an agro- economist. He holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering, Economics and Rural Sociology from the Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux (Belgium). He has been CEO of Domaine de Katalé (North Kivu, DRC), an Arabica coffee plantation of 1100 hectares, since 1992. He is also the Operations Director of African Parks, a non-profit conservation organization. He has worked for 7 years as a Director of the Regional Postgraduate Training School on Integrated management of tropical forests and Lands (UNESCO Category 2 Center-Kinshasa-DRC). His professional work experience includes 24 years as Lecturer in Gembloux Agro Biotech (Belgium), 32 years in development cooperation working with the main donors in Africa and South Asia, as well as 6 years as one year as coordinator of the ECOFIN helpdesk for the European Commission (DG DEVCO).”.