Winrock F2F volunteer, Ron Presley, Professor of Agriculture at South Plains College in TX, recently trained 21 members of the Federation of Fruits Growers of Lower Guinea (FEPAF) in better financial resource management and effective record keeping. Mr. Presley helped the group develop essential tools for managing income and tracking cash flow. Group members learned to analyze data from financial statements and are now well positioned to grow their businesses.
Mr. Pepe Koivogui, Technical Advisor in Agriculture for FEPAF spoke on behalf on attendees to express their satisfaction of the training: “This is a very important training for our daily work because the tools will help groups and individuals to become more professional farmers”.
The president of FEPAF also said: “We have received several trainings from Farmer to Farmer, but I am sure this is the best because the result is beyond our expectation and the impact is immediate. We are going to implement these tools now.”
Mr. Presley said, “This training has had a profound effect on me as a professional educator. I have found that there are many opportunities to serve individuals and boards regarding financial training. They are some of the very best students that I have ever taught. They literally stayed totally connected with me throughout the training. Their questions and discussion were lively and on the whole I believe we all had a great deal of fun in absorbing the material.”