Julien DANHOSSOU is student in Forest Planning and Natural Resources Management at the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences and a scholarship holder from the Mastercard Foundation at the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin). Very concerned about the well-being of rural communities, he invests in the development of Benin’s orphan non-timber forest products to create jobs and improve the income of local communities. It is with this in mind that he has now become a resolution fellow following the creation of the start-up CAJU VALOR, the aim of which is to promote the cashew apple and spices and aromatic herbs to produce juices in order to improve the living conditions of actors in the cashew value chain in Benin. Very aware that leadership is a lever for him to create impact in his community, he continues to improve his skills in this regard. Thus, he held several positions of responsibility during his academic and para-academic studies, including the Scholars Council representative of the MasterCard Foundation, the coordinator of the Giving-back to community committee of MasterCard Foundation scholarship holders at Abomey-Calavi university.
Creative, curious and empathetic, he remains very concerned about the living conditions of his community.