Eric holds a Master's degree in environmental studies and has worked for non-governmental organizations in environmental education and community-based conservation in rural regions of Canada and in Latin America.
Eric joined Inter Pares in 2005, to support its work with pan-African and national-level organizations promoting agroecology and food sovereignty and control over resources. Since 2011, Eric has also been coordinating an action-research project on landgrabs in West Africa.
In Canada, Eric has worked to build greater linkages among social movements for greater economic justice and food sovereignty. This includes supporting the creation of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), where he was Chair from 2006 to 2011, and of the People’s Food Policy Project. In January 2012, Eric was elected Chair of the Board of Food Secure Canada.
His work at Inter Pares now focuses on the Africa region, liaising with counterparts on the issue of control over resources and Food sovereignty.