Our training modules are part of services that come additionally with advice and exchange visits. Good preparation, monitoring and follow-up actions are key for a true impact. The relationship between Agriterra and its clients builds on exchanges of experiences between peers and practical advice from cooperatives to cooperatives. Agripool experts are a unique feature in Agriterra’s services. In trainings, we invite members, directors and staff of different cooperatives to participate, stimulating mutual exchange among participants.
Agriterra’s training programmes are practical and the farmers’ common sense is key. The training modules follow the principles of an adult learning cycle which acknowledges different learning styles. Training sessions envision to strengthen knowledge and skills, but true impact is achieved through a change of attitude. Cooperatives change when its leaders opt to improve the economic performance and increase the benefits for the farmers. Resistance to change is an understandable human reaction, often caused by fear of the unknown. Agriterra introduces, therefore, new concepts by stimulating an open mind for change.