Benoit joined the GRAISEA programme in 2017, and was previously the Regional Programme Manager for the South Caucasus Regional Food Security Programme. Prior to this, he was with Oxfam in Myanmar as the Livelihood Coordinator, developing value chain programming. He has over thirteen years experience in programme and project management in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the South Caucasus. Benoit's experience includes strengthening farmers' organisations and cooperatives, developing inclusive value chains, governance and network analysis, GEM, advocacy and economic empowerment. He
holds a Master's degree in Local Development and the Management of Cooperatives from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada.