Impactful training courses are key to the success of the Rainforest Alliance’s programs. Therefore, in addition to our local staff, we approve other local trainers and have built the Associated Trainers Network, a group of reputable and skilled trainers capable of supporting farmers and farmer organizations on their path towards certification. The approval process for local trainers (independent consultants and staff) enhances the quality of implementation of the Rainforest Alliance’s programs by monitoring and giving support around the training courses provided to Rainforest Alliance members. Learn more about the Associated Trainers Network

We work on capacity building of the Associated Trainers by focusing on training methodologies and specific topics of our standard. These pictures were taken during a session with a farmer group, where the Associated Trainers could demonstrate their training skills on the topics of child labor and gender.

Group energizer by Associated Trainer Kouamé Emmanuel KOUAKOU

Group energizer by Associated Trainer Kouamé Emmanuel KOUAKOU

Gender awareness activity

Gender awareness activity