From Tchetta Meli Evariste, journalist with Radio Batcham, Cameroon

    | May 14, 2012

    Download this story

    Meli Tchetta Evariste responded to our recent request to readers to tell us something about how they use FRW, to mark its 200th edition. Here is what he wrote to us:

    “Hello! I am a Cameroonian journalist and I graduated from the School of Journalism at the University of Buea in 1999. On leaving school, I specialized in communication for development and I started with Radio Batcham (a local radio station in the west of Cameroon) in July 2000. Since then I’ve been using the power of radio to communicate on good practices and to get farmers’ voices heard by decision-makers.

    “I have been reading FRW for about two years. It is a very useful resource which documents small-scale farmers’ efforts to reduce poverty in Africa. I created a news section in my weekly farm radio program, and with items taken from FRW, I inform my listeners on the techniques applied elsewhere to overcome some of the difficulties in agriculture. Thanks to this, many of my countrymen who also have access to internet are now subscribers to FRW.”