Meet our hardworking, gregarious Farmer-to-Farmer staff in Guinea! Each of these staff play an important role in ensuring that our F2F Guinea program is successful and that our volunteers are safe, well supported, and happy during their time in country.
Below, they each share their thoughts on why they think the Farmer-to-Farmer program is important for their country:
Rachel Camara, Country Director, explains: “F2F is good for Guinea because it provides new knowledge to beneficiaries to improve their activities. It also gives opportunity to beneficiaries and Winrock staff to discover American culture and appreciate the value of international solidarity and charity expressed by the volunteer who donates his/her time to make a difference in the lives of people in need.”
Alseny Soumah, Agricultural Specialist, explains: “F2F helps our country through technical and organizational capacity building to improve food security in Guinea.”
Winrock’s driver, Aboubacar Conde, notes: “The F2F program is very good because it allows farmers to improve their skills through the training provided by American volunteers. I, myself, have been very impressed by the trainings.”
Cheick “Djiba” Kouyate, Logistician, states: “Having the F2F program is very important for Guinea! The program helps farmers and others to develop food security.”
Souleymane Balde, Financial Manager, asserts: “I think F2F can help our farmers change their behavior by bringing new technology and agricultural science.”