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Souleymane Boni

Souleymane Boni

YEP period 2022 - 2024, batch 26

Young Expert at VDS A’campo - Benin

YEP Role

As a commercial technician at Holland Greentech in Benin, I am responsible for the customer relationship management. My role also entrails raising awareness of the company in northern Benin. To do so, I disseminate to the public what we do, our services and products.


Over the last 15 years, I have accumulated a strong background in the field of forestry, mycology and agriculture. Amongst others, my skills include:

  • time management
  • team management/leadership,
  • interpersonal communication
  • effective communication with various ethnic groups, in different regions in Benin and internationally


  • Nationality: Beninese
  • Education:
    • Postgraduate   Education:  Febr 2015 - Apr 2017 Agronomy Faculty of University of Parakou.
      Received a Master by research in Influence of host trees cover on ectomycorrhizal fungal community of guineo-sudanian forests in Benin
    • Undergraduate Education:  Febr 2011- Febr 2014 Agronomy Faculty of University of Parakou
      Received a Bachelor by research in Biodiversity and various uses of wild mushrooms in N’dali region, Benin

Experience before YEP


Dec 2013 - Jan 2019 Research assistant – University of Tennessee (Dr Orou G. Gaoué).

Collected data on Khaya senegalensis, Afzelia africana and Pentadesma butyracea species dynamics during the months of December to January over 5 years in North-Benin.

Jun 1 - Aug 10 2018 Consultant. Collecting tubers of Cyperus spp. in the transboundary Biosphere Reserve of W-Arly-Pendjari (TRB-WAP)

Jan 1st 2016 - Dec 31st 2018 Field facilitator for the Association for the Promotion of Sustainable Development initiative APSDev NGO (Association pour la Promotion des Initiatives de Développement durable (APIDev ONG))

Aug - Dec 2021 Consultant for the achievement of wood energy and service supply plan and its operationalisation by the actors of wood energy and service sector for the sustainable preservation of forest resources on the intermunicipal territory of the Community of Coastal Lagoon Municipalities.

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Organisation: VDS A’campo
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