Gelio Cuellar teaching about Maya Nut plantation management in Guatemala. Erika Vohman photo

Maya Nut

Educator Certification

Since 2001 Maya Nut Institute has trained more than 50,000 rural and indigenous women and girls in Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Haiti, Peru and Colombia about Maya Nut for food and income.

We have taught more than 500 women to sustainably harvest, process and package Maya Nut for local, national and international markets. Many of these women are currently working toward certifying their products with Maya Nut Certified™ with the help of our certification inspector/trainers.

We have taught more than 700 farmers and ranchers to plant and manage Maya Nut plantations for fodder as an alternative to pasture.

As the global experts in Maya Nut education, we are committed to providing the best, most accurate and up-to-date information in our trainings. All of our trainers are trained in “action learning” methodology, which is the best way for illiterate and semi-literate people to learn. We never rely on a computer or powerpoint for our trainings and no reading or formal education is needed. We teach Maya Nut workshops in Spanish, English, Kreyol, Quek’chi, Totonac, Miskito and Quechua.

When you hire Maya Nut Institute or one of our Maya Nut Certified™ Trainers for your Maya Nut training, rest assured you are getting the most complete and efficient training available.