Associate trainers

To achieve worldwide impact the Rainforest Alliance relies on a network of local trainers that support farmers and organisations in the implementation of the RA standard. These trainers distinguish themselves from others because of their vast knowledge of voluntary standards (RA), good agricultural practices, their experience in training and coaching and their drive to motivate farmers to manage their farm profitably and sustainably.

Do you want to become part of the trainer network? Please contact our staff:

  1. Africa
    1. Burundi & Rwanda: - Valery Ndagijimana, - Email: VNdagijimana@ra.org, Michael Orangi, - Email: MOrangi@ra.org
    2. Cameroon: - Yannick Mboba, - Email: YMboba@ra.org
    3. Ghana: -Joseph Yaw Mensah, - Email: JMensah@ra.org
    4. Ivory Coast: - Sylvain Kouame, - Email: SKouame@ra.org
    5. Kenya & Tanzania: - Mark Muriithi, - Email: MMuriithi@ra.org
    6. Uganda: - Rashida Nakabuga, - Email: RNakabuga@ra.org
    7. South Africa & Malawi: - Marla Naidoo, - Email: MNaidoo@ra.org
  2. Asia
    1. Indonesia – Eldo Soplantila, Email:ESoplantila@ra.org
  3. Latin America
    1. Brazil: - Maiara Despontin - Email: MDespontin@ra.org
    2. Colombia and Chile: - Felipe Mora Rrodríguez - Email:  FMora@ra.org
    3. Costa Rica, Panama & Belice: - Reiko Enomoto, - Email: REnomoto@ra.org
    4. Guatemala: - Miguel Osorio, - Email: MOsorio@ra.org
    5. Honduras & El Salvador: - Olvin Morales - Email: OMorales@ra.org
    6. Mexico: - Irvin Hernandez, - Email: IHernandez@ra.org
    7. Nicaragua & Dominican Republic: - Mario Barboza, Email: MBarboza@ra.org
    8. Perú & Ecuador: - Guillermo Claverias Portocarrero - Email: GClaverias@ra.org
    9. MultiTrace LatAm: Miguel Gamboa, - Email: MGamboa@ra.org

Total de registros = 68
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Peter Ndambiri


Country: KE
City: Embu
Email: pndambiri@gmail.com

Description:

Peter Ndambiri possess a bachelors degree in Agricultural Engineering. I have experience in sustainability programs for coffee of over 9 years having taken through smallholder coffee producers through Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certifications. I also have lots of experince in project implementation, having supervised several projects in Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. Have contributed to the publication of Happy Family Happy coffee curriculum and Changing the terms of engagement under FAO/KIT. I am also a good trainer on several themes like Climate change, Coffee Good Agricultural Practices, Certification standards and Auditing of management systems.

Country: Kenya     Crops: coffee    Tel: +254 723863023



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Paul Njuguna


Country: KE
City: Thika
Email: paulmuhuri@gmail.com

Description:

 

Am an innovative and experienced sustainability and environmental systems auditor and trainer.

With over 15 years experience implementing voluntary certification programs of UTZ and Rainforest in both tea and coffee. I have trained over 150,000 smallholder farmers and several multinational plantation companies that are now certified to both UTZ/RA.

I am a licensed lead expert for environmental impact assessment (EIA) & audit and I have conducted initial   environmental audits and prepared  environmental management plans (EMP) for multiple smallholder cooperative societies and plantation's factories.

Am a lead auditor and trainer of ISO 9001: Quality Management System  and am proficient in developing Internal Management Systems (IMS) of both smallholder producer organizations and plantation companies that meet the requirement for certification to ISO, UTZ, RA and other voluntary certification standards



Country: Kenya     Crops: coffee and tea     Tel: +254 722358089



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Paul Muhoro


Country: KE
City: Nairobi
Email: systemick@gmail.com

Description:

I am happy to support our tea and coffee producer organizations comply with RA and UTZ standards in areas of social issues, environmental care, Good Agricultural practices and proper planing and management of their organizations. 

I will use my skills to ensure our producer organizations are sustainable and profitable in what they do. 


Country: Kenya     Crops: coffee, tea      Tel: +254 720 302 843



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Washington Ndwiga


Country: KE
City: Thika
Email: washingtondwiga@gmail.com

Description:

Washington is a trainer in social, economic and environmental sustainability.

I have 13 years of experience in training tea and coffee farmers across Kenya and East Africa, to access better markets through adoption of sound farming practices that are socially acceptable and environmentally friendly as espoused by the Rainforest Alliance/UTZ Sustainable Agriculture Standards.

Through building rapport with the communities and using creative and dynamic training techniques , i have overseen the social & economic transformation of thousands of rural Kenya and East Africa farmers. 

Please join me in advancing the social and environmental sustainability agenda among our East African communities. This will empower them economically while making our mother earth, a better place for generations to come

Country: Kenya     Crops: coffee, tea      Tel: +254 710598106



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Ken John Agutu


Country: KE
City: Kericho
Email: mr.agutu@gmail.com

Description:

Currently the Managing Consultant at LYNC Consultants. Experienced management professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Food Production industry. Skilled in Training & People Development, Negotiation, Event Management, Team Building, Management, and Leadership. Strong operations professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management from Kenyatta University. Also possesses a basic professional Diploma in Quality and is a certified trainer on Climate Change.

Country: Kenya     Crops: tea      Tel: +254722736910




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Isaac Rutto


Country: KE
City: Eldoret
Email: irutto@trainus.co.ke

Description:

My experience in the implementation, coordination and management of Social and Environmental Management Systems span over 10 Years . I have educational background in Horticulture and Business Administration .

Since 2013 i have offered trainings and consultancy to organizations and farmer groups as an approved Rainforest Alliance Trainer. I am also  a trained lead auditor and a trainer in EMS- ISO 14001 :2015 , QMS-ISO 9001:2015 and OHSMS-ISO 45001:2018 and other management systems.

I am passionate about trainings and derive satisfaction from clients who have been successfully certified by implementing and maintaining social and environmental management systems for sustainability of their businesses.

Currently : Lead Consultant at Trainus Agencies Limited.

You can watch my introduction video here: https://tinyurl.com/y55vukp5

Country: Kenya     Crops: tea      Tel: +254 721987501



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Mark Ogolla Omondi


Country: KE
City: Kisumu
Email: momondii@yahoo.com

Description:

I have experience in environment and development of over 15 years. I have implemented Sustainable Agriculture Network standard of 2010 as an Approved Rainforest Alliance Trainer from 2010 to 2013 training tea and coffee growers in Kenya. Reached over 250,000 small holders through over 30Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) managed factories and over 12 Multinational tea growing and manufacturing firms in Kenya, who are now certified and sustainably managing their resources. Have participated in a number of international training workshops organized by Rainforest Alliance discussing and modifying the SAN standards.  Currently implementing SAN Standard 2017 as an associate trainer with Sustainable Landscape Initiatives. Have had an experience to interact with cocoa growers in Mamfe- Cameroon North West region.  Have participated in UTZ training workshops as an associate trainer.

I have Masters in Community Health and Development, Diploma in Environmental Studies, Certificates in Plant Genetics and Resources Conservation, Tree Seed Technology, Irrigation, Organic Agriculture and Gender Issues.

You can watch my introduction video here: https://tinyurl.com/yyupxv4u

Country: Kenya     Crops: tea      Tel: +254 724224677



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Catherine Ng'ang'a


Country: KE
City: Ruiru-Nairobi
Email: catherine.nganga@coffeemanagement.co.ke

Description:

With over 11 years’ experience in Agricultural sector and specifically coffee sector. An expert in Sustainability and System auditing, Agricultural extension education, gender issues, Climate change & mitigation, project management, funds mobilization, donor report writing and compliance. A trained and qualified auditor on both the sustainability and system audits and has auditing experience in coffee, tea and cocoa all over Africa. I'm also a qualified trainer.


At CMS I am in-charge of over 15 partnerships with different development agents and over 80 different certification schemes.

Country: Kenya     Crops: coffee, tea      Tel: +254 720348862


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Nanaya Konerira


Country: IN
City: Virajpet, Kodagu
Email: nanayakm@yahoo.com

Description:

 Third generation coffee farmer with extensive scientific and field experience working with coffee-based farming system in India. Focused on coffee-based farming, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services in the Western Ghats, satellite remote sensing and geographical information systems, assessing quality of Indian robusta coffee to meet European market requirement. Over 15 years of experience teaching at agricultural university level. With my immense knowledge and understanding of plantation agricultural in India, would like to help farmers understand the fine prints of the RA certification process and help manage a financially viable sustainable farming system.

Country: India     Crops: Coffee, other   Tel: +91 8105919596



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Seydou Simporé


Country: CI
City: Meagui
Email: simpo_kko@yahoo.fr

Description:

 Je suis SIMPORE SEYDOU, titulaire d’un master 2 en qualité, sécurité environnement et d’une licence en Markéting Management d’entreprise. Je suis Consultant en Agriculture Durable, et j'ai commencé à travailler dans la mise en œuvre des normes d'agriculture durable depuis 2012. J’ai déjà apporté mon appui pour la formation et l’implémentation des standards de certification RAINFOREST ALLIANCE et autres standards d’agriculture durable, a plusieurs détenteurs de certificat. Très actif en milieu rural, j’ai une très bonne connaissance des pratiques de production responsable. Après avoir travaillé comme consultant pour des cabinets de formation et certains exportateurs, nous avons créés la société P.S.D COMPANY dont je suis le manager général, qui est spécialisé dans la promotion de l’agriculture durable et dans diverses prestations de service agricole. A ce titre je réalise diverses prestations de formation, de suivi et d’évaluation auprès de plusieurs sociétés agricoles en Côte d'Ivoire.

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 08803484



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Name Marguerite Gnagne


Country: CI
City: san-pedro
Email: name.gnagne@yahoo.com

Description:

 Pays: Côte d'Ivoire    Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 78656389 /+225 46102423/+255 77686301



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Atsé Ricardo KASSIN


Country: CI
City: DIVO
Email: kassin.ricardo@gmail.com

Description: Consultant-Formateur (UTZ / RA) depuis 2012


Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 09034717



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MANSAN KOFFI TEHUA


Country: CI
City: Abidjan
Email: mansanoushai@yahoo.fr

Description:

 Je suis un consultant en agriculture durable.

depuis 2014, je suis dans l'agriculture et suit les differentes formations dans le sens de faire améliorer la durabilité.

Mes différentes formations m'ont permis de former plus 500 producteurs dans les programmes utz, RAet fairtrade.

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 07610773



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Konan Aristide Kouadio


Country: CI
City: Daloa
Email: kouadiokonanaristide@gmail.com

Description:

 

INGENIEUR AGRONOME ET EXPERT EN FONCIER RURAL.

J’interviens sur les programmes de durabilité, notamment UTZ, depuis 2015. Je suis auditeur UTZ (depuis 2017) et j’effectue la révision de rapports d’audit UTZ (2019).

Je suis Lead Auditeur ISO 9001 certifié PECB.

Depuis 2018, je suis Manager Général du Cabinet d’Expertises Agricoles CEA, qui œuvre généralement dans la conduite de projets de formation auprès de plusieurs entreprises agricoles. A ce titre, je réalise des appuis de plusieurs entreprises agricoles.

Nous mettons également en œuvre, depuis 2018, des projets d’assistance à l’obtention de certificats fonciers et formalisation des transactions foncières pour le compte de groupe de producteurs.


Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 07617613



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Kouamé Kouassi


Country: CI
City: abidjan
Email: kouassijb456@gmail.com

Description:

 Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 07065529



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NOUHO OUATTARA


Country: CI
City: GAGNOA
Email: nxolson6@gmail.com

Description:

 Pays: Côte d'Ivoire    Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 08725290



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Karamoko Toure


Country: CI
City: abidjan
Email: okomarak@gmail.com

Description:

  • MASTER II EN AGROPHYSIOLOGIE ET ​​PHYTOPATHOLOGIE
  • INGENIEUR EN PRODUCTION ANIMALE ET RESSOURCES HALIEUTIQUES

Master trainer   FDP / FARM GROW (depuis 2017); Consultant formateur Code Commun pour la Communauté Café (4C Association depuis 2015); Consultant Formateur en Agriculture Durable RA (depuis 2009)

Auditeur RA (depuis 2020)


 Pays:  Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole:   Cacao; Café; Mangue; Banane; Noix de coco; Bissap;   Cel   :  +225 49598174 / +225 05062527


Email    

Paul Huberson Ello


Country: CI
City: bonoua
Email: paul.ello@yahoo.fr

Description:

 Pays: Côte d'Ivoire    Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 02065085



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Djégba Noël Bénédicte ZIDAGO


Country: CI
City: Abidjan
Email: noelzidago78@gmail.com

Description:

DEA EN ECOLOGIE TROPICALE OPTION VEGETALE. Maitrise en protection des vegetaux et de l’environnement

Consultant international norme ISO 22000 et ISO 14001(African Quality Institute)

Formateur des Formateurs PIP-COLEACP/Union Europenne ( Comité de liaison Europe Afrique et Caraibe), Master trainers et Coach Animation Pedagogique Cacao, formateur des formateurs sur les normes du travail,  securité sanitaire des aliments.

Consultant Formateur UTZ dépuis  2015. Auditeur UTZ dépuis 2016.

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 08366663




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Kraidi Germain AWOSSI


Country: CI
City: BONOUA
Email: afpesarl.infos16@gmail.com

Description:

Je suis AWOSSI Kraidi Germain Auditeur et Consultant Formateur dans le programme UTZ et RA depuis Juillet 2012. J'ai déjà audité plus d'une centaine de coopérative et accompagné environ 15 autres à la certification.

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 08719172



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Fozana SORO


Country: CI
City: Abidjan
Email: gdsoro@gmail.com

Description:

Ingenieur des techniques agricole. MasterII  en development durable( Chair UNESCO ABIDJAN)

Consultant Formateur RA dépuis 2009. Formateur UTZ/ FT dépuis 2011
Auditeur UTZ Dépuis 2011.  Auditeur RA dépuis 2012. Auditeur Cocoa Action(CP) & Cocoa Practices ou Starbucks, dépuis 2018

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Cultures Agricoles: CACAO- MANGUE-BANANE           Cel: (+225)  07 09 379 701  / 05 05 560 002 





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Aimé Fulgence GBAKRE


Country: CI
City: Abidjan
Email: aimefulgencegbakre@yahoo.fr

Description:

Ingénieur Marketing et communication. Master 1 en Securité alimentaire et développement Durable en préparation

Enseignant des grandes école
Consultant Formateur UTZ dépuis 2012. Auditeur UTZ dépuis 2016

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 07541206



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Kouame Bertin Kouadio


Country: CI
City: abengourou
Email: kouamebertin@hotmail.fr

Description:

Environnement, Eaux et Forêts

Consultant Formateur UTZ (dépuis 2010), RAINFOREST ALLIANCE (dépuis 2009), FAIRTRADE (dépuis 2010), FSC (dépuis 2007)

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 07372759


Email    

Koffi Edouard Gerard Gbamele


Country: CI
City: abidjan
Email: rassougb2008@gmail.com

Description:

Master en qualité sécurité Environnement. Brevet de technicien superieur option: gestion d’exploitation Agricole.

Consultant Formateur UTZ dépuis 2010. Auditeur UTZ et SAN dépuis 2013

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 09078926



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Allouco Mathias Abolé


Country: CI
City: Abidjan
Email: mathiasabole@yahoo.fr

Description:

Agroeconomie

Formateur UTZ dépuis 2011. Auditeur UTZ dépuis 2011

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 49390548



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Germain KOUAME


Country: CI
City: ABIDJAN
Email: germk2@gmail.com

Description:

Environnementaliste spécialisé dans la gestion du milieu rural.

Ma première formation sur les documents normatifs en Agriculture Durable remonte de 2006 avec Rainforest Alliance, 2011 avec UTZ, STARBUKS et en 2015 avec RSPO.

Je fus Lead Auditeur en UTZ Certified avec IMO Control, puis Bureau Véritas de 2011 à 2013 et Lead Auditeur Rainforest Alliance de 2008 en 2013 avec RA-Cert. Depuis Janvier 2014, je révise les rapports d'audit RA avec RA-Cert.

Depuis Janvier 2014, je suis Manager Général de la Société GERM SARL qui est spécialisée dans les Prestations et Services Divers. A ce titre, je réalise des activités de formation et appui ainsi que d'audit auprès de plusieurs structures de la place.

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 09410290



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Kouamé Emmanuel KOUAKOU


Country: CI
City: Abidjan
Email: ndjakouagny1@gmail.com

Description:

Master en Gestion de Projet

J'ai suivi ma toute première véritable formation pour le Code de conduite en Juin 2010 à Aboisso en Côte d'Ivoire. Mais bien avant, j'ai participé à plusieurs réunions de consultant pour la consolidation et le projet pilote du code de conduite en Côte d'Ivoire.

Consultant Formateur UTZ dépuis 2009. Auditeur UTZ dépuis 2015


Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 07747346


 


Email    

SIAO SEYO NARCISSE KOSSA


Country: CI
City: ABIDJAN
Email: kssna2@hotmail.com

Description:

Maitrise en cartographie et sante environnementale.

Consultant Formateur UTZ dépuis 2012


Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 47425671



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Kouadio Florentin Tani


Country: CI
City: Abidjan
Email: florentintani@yahoo.fr

Description:

DESS en ressource naturelle et environnement ( IFHER-BNETD). Doctorant en Geophysique Appliquée

Chargé de programmes Durabilité à solidaridad de 2014 á 2016

Formateur UTZ dépuis 2012. Consultant Formateur RA dépuis 2010. Auditeur UTZ dépuis 2012. Auditeur RA dépuis 2014

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 07547822


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Mathieu Loboué


Country: CI
City: Diégonéfla
Email: loboue73@gmail.com

Description:

Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie en Chimie Industrielle et Alimentaire:

spécialité: GENIE ALIMENTAIRE

Directeur du cabinet C.F.GAD (CONSEIL ET FORMATION EN GESTION  ET EN AGRICULTURE DURABLE)

Consultant Formateur UTZ et R.A depuis 2010.

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 08315749



Email    

Pierre Marie Dede


Country: CI
City:
Email: dedebeugre@gmail.com

Description:

Ingénieur Qualité  Hygiène Securité Environnement. BTS agricole option: Agriculture générale

Certificat formateur en technique de sensibilisation. Formateur Principal à EDE Consulting

Consultante Formateur  UTZ dépuis 2010

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 08921726




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ASSA LOPEZ ASSA


Country: CI
City: San Pedro
Email: lopezassa@gmail.com

Description:

présentement Consultant - formateur à l'ONG Agriculture et Cycle de Vie. j'ai en charge la responsabilité des programmes de durabilité piloter par l'ONG. je suis géographe de formation et très forte expérience dans le milieu rural et agronomique.

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 59506959



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Faustin Kouadio KOUADIO


Country: CI
City: Divo
Email: kouadio.faustinhamzah@gmail.com

Description:

Geagraphe et animateur rural
Animateur ICI de 2005 à 2007.
Consultant Formateur UTZ dépuis 2010

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 07731420



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YAO MATHIEU GNACADJA


Country: CI
City: abidjan
Email: mathieu.bna@gmail.com

Description:

Disposé et engagé pour promouvoir le développement durable, a travers une saine pratique agricole et responsable.


Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 07 0999 6672




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GAHOUA JOSEPH SAGOU


Country: CI
City: ABIDJAN
Email: joseph_sag@yahoo.fr

Description:

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Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 01459501



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BERNADIN KOUASSI KOUADIO


Country: CI
City: SAN-PEDRO
Email: kouadiobernadin@gmail.com

Description:


Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 09 04 04 41 / 05 82 10 69 / 21 78 16 03



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Tih Mathieu KOUE BI


Country: CI
City: Abidjan
Email: matikouebi@gmail.com

Description:

Je suis Docteur en Biodiversité et Gestion des Ecosystèmes avec une spécialité en Ethnozoologie /Ehno-ornitologie.

Ensuite, Je suis Agronome-Environnementaliste Ecologiste (Défense des Culture et Protection de l'Environnement)

Enfin, Je suis formateur et Auditeur en Agriculture Durable et Certification Agricole.


Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 57281524



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KOUADIO KRA FREDERIC


Country: CI
City: DIEGONEFLA/OUME
Email: krafrederick@yahoo.fr

Description:

 Passionné par l'agriculture surtout durable, je travaille dans le milieu agricole (café-cacao) pour une agriculture responsable .

C'est  pourquoi depuis 2012 je consacre la majeure partie de mon temps à suivre les producteurs  les plantations durant les séances de formation de champs école dans différents programmes ( RA-UTZ-FT-LTG....).

Cela m'a permis de comprendre que l'avenir de  l'homme se trouve dans cette façon de faire.

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 07924856




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Stephen Acheampong


Country: GH
City: Kumasi
Email: Stephen.Acheampong@imo-control.org

Description:

I have been in areas related to UTZ certification since 2012 as an auditor for sustainable agricultural production with IMOswiss. From 2014 to 2015, I joined a cocoa farmers` cooperative to serve as Deputy Certification Manager in implementation of both UTZ and RA certification standards requirements. I rejoined Ecocert Group as Lead Auditor for UTZ, Organic and Fairtrade certification in 2015 till date. I have assisted different certificate holders in Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon in implementing UTZ certification standard requirements. Till date, I have been assisting different clients to implement, and prepare for external audits through provision of documents reviews and pre-audit services and face to face training in both code of conduct and chain of custody standards. I am continually improving on my understanding of the current themes for the programmes such as traceability, child labour and working conditions, deforestation and pesticide use in addition to the use of audit tools such as google earth and other traceability tools to verify areas that are at risk to deforestation and high volumes respectively.


Country: Ghana     Crops: cocoa     Tel: +233242821996



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Prosper Ayimiah


Country: GH
City: Sunyani
Email: prosperayimiah@yahoo.com

Description:

An expert understanding of certification standard training implementation support services to cocoa stakeholders . I have risen through the ranks of field trainer,to documentation officer and now project leader.The new portfolio offers me the opportunity and technical skills to manage,train,co-ordinate all certification standard and sustainability implementation activities. My frequent engagement with producers at the lower level, gives me great understanding to design training modules that suit their needs for effective implementation and adoption of standard requirements. Internal Management System(IMS) is the administrative management body for groups/individual farmers seeking to be RA certified, i have been keenly involved in the setting up of IMS for LBCs , train IMS staff/managers on standard requirements,help them develop management plans to effectively implement the standard, provide support for risk assessment,self assessment ,internal inspections and sanction and approval mechanisms .Also was part of the team that developed the cocoa rehabilitation and Intensification Programme (CORIP) for PBC LTD,the largest licensed cocoa buying company in Ghana. My expertise in training is enormous and ready to share with cocoa industry players at all levels

Country: Ghana     Crops: cocoa     Tel: 0240517459



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Alex Brobbey


Country: GH
City: Kumasi
Email: alexbrobbey1@gmail.com

Description:

I am Alex Brobbey, an Associate Trainer for RA. I hold MPhil Agronomy (Crop Physiology) and BSc Agriculture, with a lot of experience in the field of agriculture. I am Accredited Lead Auditor Consultant for sustainable practices in Agricultural and Forestry Certifications. I have audited with RA-SAS, UTZ, FSC/Control Wood in Forestry and RSPO Certification schemes in Cocoa; Tea; Fruits and Vegetables; Oil palm; and Timber in countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and The Gambia. I have also worked as Agricultural Science Tutor at the secondary cycle under Ghana Education Service. With my experience, skills and trained knowledge in agronomy, sustainability, certification and teaching, I am willing and ready to bring on board my expertise to deliver my best as an Associate Trainer of RA to support your farmers in the implementation of the standard and also to manage their farms profitably and sustainably. 

Country: Ghana     Crops: cocoa     Tel: +233242669025



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MICHAEL OSEI BADU


Country: GH
City: KUMASI
Email: oseibadumichael9@yahoo.com

Description:

I'm passionate, dedicated and possess excellent human relationship skills. I'm a mature team player and adaptable to all challenging situations and also able to work well both in a team environment as well as using my own initiative.


Country: Ghana     Crops: cocoa     Tel: 0242967897




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Joseph Agbagah


Country: GH
City: Accra
Email: agbaga1966@yahoo.com

Description:

I have over 6 years in experience in both organic and UTZ certification with Yayra Glover Ltd. I was Extension manager in charge of farmers training. Apart from that, also set up certification systems for other organization who are into certification.


Country: Ghana     Crops: cocoa     Tel: +233248156380



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Mamud Abdul-Rahman


Country: GH
City: Kumasi
Email: mamud@abrabopa.com

Description:

Experienced Certification manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Cocoa industry for Over 7years. Skilled in sustainable development, Sustainability, Capacity building, International development, And Supply chain management. Personality: Dedicated, trustworthy, hard work, high level of responsibility, Self-motivation, team leadership and support, strategic and operational mindset. Key words: Sustainability, supply chain management, quality Certification, quality assurance, project management, strategic planning.


Country: Ghana     Crops: cocoa     Tel: +233207918892/ +233548856999



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Sylvanus Dodzie Aglanu


Country: GH
City: Kumasi
Email: sylvanus.dodzie@gmail.com

Description:

My experience in the implementation, coordination and management of various sustainability standards spans over 10 Years.  

Since 2012 I have offered training and overseen the implementation of the RA/UTZ standards across Ghana's cocoa landscape with over 50000 farmers in all the cocoa-growing regions 

I am passionate about trainings and derive satisfaction from clients who have been successfully certified by implementing and maintaining social and environmental management systems for sustainability.

Training must cause change and that is what I am looking forward to.

Country: Ghana     Crops: cocoa     Tel: 0246625274/0201435003



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Gottfried Baidoo


Country: GH
City: kumasi
Email: gottfriedbaid@gmail.com

Description:

A motivated Professional with broad Knowledge and experience in Sustainable Agriculture with excellent communication skill with  in various levels of Management. Expertise in Cocoa Certification for  nine (9)years (Fairtrade and UTZ/RA) and implementation appropriate Agriculture and Adaptation Techniques for farmers 

Country: Ghana     Crops: cocoa     Tel: 0244744261



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EVANS W. BEMPAH OWUSU


Country: GH
City: Kumasi
Email: bempahevansowusu@yahoo.com

Description:

Am Project Lead for an LBC and with over 8 years experience implementing voluntary certification programs of UTZ in Cocoa. I have trained Stakeholders, IMS managers, Field Officers and Smallholder farmers to be UTZ certified. Sustaining our planet depends on we committing and ensuring sustainable practices adoption by all, to sustain and enhance live on earth.


Country: Ghana     Crops: cocoa     Tel: 0243661092



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Kouamé Messou Ignace


Country: CI
City: Abidjan
Email: kouamemessou1@gmail.com

Description:

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 07 47 55 14



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Kouamé Roger KOUMAN


Country: CI
City: ABENGOUROU
Email: koumanroger7@gmail.com

Description:

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire     Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 48 35 61 13



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Faruk Isildak


Country: TR
City: İzmir
Email: farukisildak01@gmail.com

Description:

 I have numerous inspection experience about organic production in Turkey, and also for a short time in Syria which was through the years 1998-2020. During this time, I conducted inspections under international agencies for the organic Regulation of European Commission, USDA National Organic Program (NOP), Japanese Agriculture Standart (JAS) and private standarts Bio-Suisse, Demeter and Naturland. Inspections mostly done at lands and partly at processing units, which were on different varieties of fruits, vegetables, wild crops, industrial plants and beekeeping in all Regions of Turkey. In the last 2 years, I have worked on ISO-EN-TR 17065 and conducted UTZ inspections on hazelnut in Turkey. In 2018, I participated in "Turkish Good Agricultural Practices training" organized by the Ministry and received certification of good agricultural inspector. I am very honoured to be involved in Rainforest Alliance/UTZ and having chance to meet all of you.

Country: Turkey, Central and East Europe    Crops: Hazelnut, Tea, Other    Tel:  +90 532 400 98 23



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Duygu Keles


Country: TR
City: ISTANBUL
Email: duygu.keles@justmaxit.com

Description:

 I have diversified work experiences along with getting the degree in Textile Engineering. I have reached management experiences in multiple industries, including Apparel, Equipment, Footwear, Cosmetics and Agriculture in multiple countries and areas including Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Georgia and EU countries. These enterprises are classified small, medium and large with different culture and management style. I have core competencies like effective communication, seeking for information, strong technical skills, positive influence that make me manage my roles and responsibilities successfully at each individual enterprise. I believe in that more than 20 years of experience in planning, merchandising, quality management, lean management, sustainability management, project management, capability building and core competencies I have would add value to your organization too.

Country: Turkey, Georgia, Italy     Crops: Hazelnut, Tea, Other    Tel:  +90 533 294 80 28




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TAYYAR ZORLU


Country: TR
City: İZMİR
Email: zorlutay@hotmail.com

Description:

My bachelors degree is in Agricultural Engineering. I have 6 years experience in RA sustainable agriculture programs for Chili pepper, wild harvest Apple and Sage, cultivated Bitter Fennel, Anis and Sage, Black tea, and Stevia in which I have taken smallholder producers through Rainforest Alliance certifications. I have experince in project implementation, for projects in Turkey, Krygyzstan, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Albania, and Greece. I am positive and solution oriented, a good listener and communicator.

Country: Turkey, Central Europe, Asia     Crops: Tea, Other    Tel:  +90 506 936 91 01



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Hoang Thanh Hai


Country: VN
City: Hanoi
Email: emailofhai@gmail.com

Description:

 Sustainable development requires joint, continuous and tiringless efforts. No one can make it alone. As a trainer with almost 10 year experience working with farmers and estates, I am feeling honourable to contribute my endeavor to this challenging yet meaningful journey. Together with you, we will definitely make this world better.


Country: Vietnam    Crops: Tea, Other    Tel:  +84 (0) 905199523



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KABLAN Brou Akesse Michel


Country: CI
City: Gagnoa
Email: certifkablan@gmail.com

Description:

 Je suis Kablan Brou Akessé Michel, Consultant, Maitre Formateur en agriculture durable et Formateur Associé Rainforest Alliance. J'ai débuté ma carrière dans la durabilité en 2012 en tant qu'Administrateur de groupe d'un centre d'achat. Ma passion m'a vite incité à me qualifier pour assumer de plus grandes responsabilités, ce qui m'a valu le poste de coordinateur projet et formateur principal de quatre grands centres d'achat et leurs coopératives associées de 2013 à 2017. Depuis 2018, je me suis libéré pour vivre pleinement ma passion de Formateur et Coach en accompagnant les groupes dans la mise  en place de leur SGI, la formation et le suivi des activités de durabilité. Fils de planteur que je suis, j'apporte mon soutien à une Coopérative de producteur de cacao en étant le Président du Comité de Gestion.

Pays: Côte d'Ivoire    Culture agricole: cacao   Cel: +225 07782408/86865463  






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Arvind Awasthi


Country: IN
City: Gurgaon
Email: aawasthi1960@gmail.com

Description:

Worked for over three decades with Tata Tea Ltd /Amalgamated Plantations Ltd, working in their tea estates in Assam, Bengal, and South India and the HO at Guwahati, Assam. I specialize in the fields of sustainability and certifications and have handled for Tata/APPL Fair-trade, Rainforest Alliance, ETP, Trustea, organic, ISO-22000, SA- 8000 and other certifications.

Country: India     Crops: Tea, other    Tel: +91 7002607855



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A.K.Vijayan Dr


Country: IN
City: THRISSUR
Email: drvijayanicri@gmail.com

Description:

37 years of experience in the field. Specializations: Crop Protection, Integrated Pest Management, Arbusculal Mycorrhizal technology, Organic farming, Spices-Plantation crops and Forestry.

Country: India     Crops: Other    Tel: +91 9447465702



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Pompi Ghosh


Country: IN
City: Digboi
Email: pompytto@gmail.com

Description:

13 years of experience training tea and other farmers in North East of India. I also have knowledge on project management. How can I help you? I can provide you, all technological support on how to implement IPM, Integrated Weed Management, sustainable land management, how to apply for and implement RA certification, and run small or medium size projects. Overall, I can guide you to do sustainable and environment friendly farming.

Country: India     Crops: Tea, other    Tel: +91 7002041691



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Dipankar Gomes


Country: IN
City: Kolkata
Email: dipankargomes@gmail.com

Description:

Qualified auditor in Rainforest Alliance and ISO9001. More than 13 years of experience in the field of certifications while working with Ambootia Tea Group and as managing partner of Clean Cert. Trained tea farmers in Nepal and India and coffee farmers in Laos on various environmental and social Standards. Consultant for tea estates/factories, grapes exporters, coffee estates in India, Laos and Nepal on standards like Rainforest Alliance, UTZ, Fairtrade, Organic, Demeter, ISO9001, ISO22000, FSSC22000, and BRC.

Country: India     Crops: Tea, other    Tel: +91 9831696404



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Raghunatha Kothamangalam


Country: IN
City: Bangalore
Email: km.raghunatha@gmail.com

Description:

Sustainability expert with versatile experience in management system implementation and assurance process across South Asia. Worked with corporations, standards organizations and certification bodies in reviewing, training and capacity building, implementation and certification for various standards. Conversant with environmental and social issues including regulatory and governance aspects applicable in South Asia. Qualified lead/advanced auditor for various standards. Experience of being a plantation manager for over a decade has enabled me to gain first-hand experience and capabilities in implementing sustainable farm practices in crops such as coffee, tea, rubber, vanilla, cocoa, areca nut and black pepper .

Country: India     Crops: Banana, Cocoa, Coffee, Tea    Tel: +91-9945102048



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Ramamurthy Nishtala


Country: IN
City: Kushalnagar
Email: ram@nishtala.com

Description:

Coffee cultivation from seed to cup, seed preparation, nursery practices, natural weed management, plant nutrition, IPM, sustainable and intensive cultivation, shade grown coffee-principles and practices, soil ad tissue testing, clonal propagation and breeding, crop estimates of arabica and robusta coffee, selection of coffees for blending and grading, and coffee roasting techniques.
Black pepper intercropping, nursery preparation, planting, selection of suitable varieties for specific agroclimatic conditions, plant nutrition, IPM, training of pepper on different stands, techniques for harvesting and processing of pepper for drying or for raw pepper storage.

Country: India     Crops: Coffee, Black pepper    Tel: +91-9448137022




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Dasun Jayasinghe


Country: LK
City: Negombo
Email: dasunsaranga@hotmail.com

Description:

Director - Chief Consultant at SLG Agri solutions (PVT) Ltd handling consultancy and projects on plantation management (Tea, Rubber, Cinnamon, Coconut & Oil palm), RA consultancy, Climate change, ISO Certification, Farmer Field Schools, all types of agri-businesses, and sustainable forestry. A good motivator, trainer, and coach drives you and/or your business to sustainable development. Over 20 years experience in Tea and rubber planting as a senior executive working in several RPCs in Sri Lanka.

Country: Sri Lanka     Crops: Tea, Coconut, Oil palm, Coffee, Spices, other  Tel: +94767329323



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Mahendra Peiris


Country: LK
City: Maskeliya
Email: mahendra.peiris8@icloud.com

Description:

I am a planter, researcher, science journalist, nature photographer, and inventor; a trainer of trainers in the fields of tea, sustainability, climate smart agriculture, biodiversity conservation and waste management. B.Sc. in plantation crop management, specialised in tea; a master’s degree in biodiversity, ecotourism & environment management. Currently reading for Ph.D. on developing innovative climate smart technologies for commercial tea. Nominated for the Global Tea Sustainability Award 2016 by the Rainforest Alliance. RA’s “General Inspirational Video-2017” is on my “Innovative Climate-smart breakthrough technologies in tea sector". Winner of Presidential Green Award 2016 for best sustainable farming model in Sri Lanka.

Country: Sri Lanka     Crops: Tea, Coffee, Other    Tel: +94-77 329 5135



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Nilanga Kuruppuarachchi


Country: LK
City: Colombo
Email: keerthisinghe135@gmail.com

Description:

Committed team player recognized for professionalism, integrity and leadership, with a career spanning thirty-two years of demonstrated success in management and implementation of sustainable certification requirements and methodologies, with specialized skills and experience in ecological agriculture (fruits, vegetables, paddy, spices and apiculture), plantation management (tea, rubber, coconut, oil palm), tea and rubber manufacture as well as a fair knowledge in animal husbandry.

Country: Sri Lanka     Crops: Tea, cocoa    Tel: +94-716819960




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Shantha Jayasinghe


Country: LK
City: Colombo
Email: shanthijayasinghe@gmail.com

Description:

32 years agriculture extension experience in tea plantations, attending to all activities on Rainforest Alliance certification and training in Sri Lanka. One of the leading agriculture advisors in the country.
Coordinator for the Alliance for Sustainable Landscapes Management dealing with tea farmers, tea estate owners, government & NGOs in relation with agriculture, social and environmental issues.

Country: Sri Lanka     Crops: Tea    Tel: +94773028489



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Gervais NSIBEUWEULA


Country: CM
City: Yaoundé
Email: nsijunior2001@yahoo.fr

Description:

Je suis un Expert-Conseil senior en développement rural, doté d’une expérience multidisciplinaire. Je totalise 10 années d’expérience dans la conception, la mise en œuvre, le S&E des projets de développement auprès des organisations internationales et nationales. Je suis titulaire d’un Master II en Développement rural spécialisé en Management des Projets et d’un diplôme d’Ingénieur Formation. Je  suis également titulaire de plusieurs certificats de formation professionnelle en S&E.

Country: Cameroon     Crops: Cocoa    Tel: +237 695 08 00 13



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Daniel ELLOM


Country: CM
City: Yaoundé
Email: cifed2003@yahoo.fr

Description: Je suis un Ingénieur des travaux d’agriculture, Expert en développement Rural, accompagnement et formation des organisations de producteurs. Je suis Expert dans le développement et la mise en œuvre des bonnes pratiques agricoles, environnementales, selon les standards de certification du cacao Rainforest Alliance et Utz.  Je cumule 25 années d’expérience dans l’élaboration, la mise en œuvre des projets et le suivi/évaluation des projets de développement et comme consultants dans plusieurs projets et programmes tant au niveau national qu’international.


Country: Cameroon     Crops: Cocoa, Café    Tel: +237 694 19 40 09



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achille ngamaleu


Country: CM
City: Yaoundé
Email: achillengamaleu@gmail.com

Description: Je suis diplômé en Sociologie Rurale et en Management des organisations. Je suis actif depuis 2014 dans le domaine de la certification au Cameroun. C’est sous le Label UTZ que je commence l’aventure de la Durabilité, puis par AB et Rainforest Alliance où j’ai occupé le poste de Responsable du SGI et ensuite Administrateur du projet de certification de la coopérative SOOCOPAPC avec International Agro Certification (IAC) Sarl.


Country: Cameroon     Crops: Cocoa    Tel: +237 699 22 34 30



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Odette NYANTCHA


Country: CM
City: Douala
Email: mefireod@yahoo.fr

Description:

Je suis un Ingénieur en Industrie Agricole et Alimentaire de l’ENSAI de l’Université de Ngaoundéré au Cameroun. Depuis plus de 10ans, je cumule autant d’années d’expérience dans les entreprises agricoles et de transformations ; Notamment à la Cameroun Tea Estate en tant que Responsable adjoint de production, à OMIS SARL en tant que responsable qualité et à TELCAR COCOA LTD en tant que Spécialiste en Coopérative et Superviseur dans le projet de Système de Suivi et de Remédiation dans le Travail des Enfants (SSRTE)


Country: Cameroon     Crops: Cocoa, Tea    Tel: +237 697 65 41 25