Etienne Junon-Duvachat holds a Masters in International Relations from the Sorbonne University in Paris. He has worked for several humanitarian and development NGOs in France, at European level in Brussels and West Africa, on public policies in the fields of agriculture, food and nutrition security, aid, and trade. He has extensive experience of working with various actors from civil society, including several grassroots organizations of farmers and pastoral communities, local NGOs, human rights organizations, as well as national and international NGO networks, on advocacy programs and initiatives.
He was formerly Director of Advocacy for Food Security at Action against Hunger (ACF) in Paris, where he mainly worked on mainstreaming nutrition into agricultural and food security policies, and on strengthening resilience in the context of recurrent crises. Etienne left ACF in December 2013 and currently works for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).