UTZ takes training seriously and has therefore setup the UTZ Academy, which is a network of professional trainers who offer a wide range of courses in 37 countries, in 10 languages.
UTZ stands for sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families and our planet. Our programs enable farmers to learn better farmer methods, improve working conditions and take better care of their children and the environment.
Training is key to the success of the UTZ programs:
- Farmers engage in training courses on the implementation of sustainable agricultural practices.
- Certification bodies attend training courses on how to thoroughly audit to the UTZ standards and rules.
- Trainers are trained to increase the impact of their courses by using a proven didactic model.
- Employees of UTZ continuously develop themselves through training courses, in order to improve their performance.