The women of the farmers group the "Sultans" are proud and confident. Thanks to WFP they have been able to triple crop yields within one year - a reason to celebrate. (Copyright: WFP/Katharina Dirr)
The last few years have been difficult for the “Sultans,” a group of women farmers from the small village of Sountoudiana in Northeast Guinea. Harvests have barely been enough to feed their families, especially during the lean season, and the region suffers from high levels of food insecurity and low enrolment rates. With support from WFP, however, the group has tripled crop yields and doubled membership. Today the Sultans are supplying local school canteens and selling their surplus locally, in the process building the resilience of the entire community.