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Farm Radio Weekly is a news and information service for rural radio broadcasters in sub-Saharan Africa. It is published by Farm Radio International.

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Greetings and feedback from Cameroon Link

Following the recent release of our 94th script package, we received some interesting feedback from Cameroon Link, Farm Radio International’s strategic partner in Cameroon, about how our resources are used.

Cameroon Link assists us by distributing hard copies of the script package across the country. As well, some broadcasting partners, like Jeanne Tchakoute of Radio Medumba, collect their package from Cameroon Link’s office. On seeing the scripts, the accompanying issue pack and Voices, Ms. Tchakoute promised to use Voices in her wakeup morning radio show.

Last year, Cameroon Link assisted Farm Radio International to investigate how stations research and produce farm radio programs. Radio Medumba and CRTV Littoral, the government-owned station, were both involved in the research. Ms. Tchakoute, who also works as a consultant for CRTV Littoral, informed us that, as a result of the research and feedback obtained from listeners, CRTV Littoral now broadcasts in seven local languages. The station previously broadcast in four languages only. Now, CRTV Littoral also broadcasts in the Bamoun, Bafang and Yemba languages of the West Region of. This allows for the exchange of local language programs that target farmers, particularly women farmers.

This is a great development. We are happy that more listeners are benefitting from CRTV Littoral’s programs. We are always keen to hear how broadcasters are making use of our resources, and we welcome feedback on how we can improve them. If you would like us to feature your work or your station in this section of Farm Radio Weekly, please write to us at: farmradioweekly@farmradio.org

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