Martha Chindong, Cameroon

Martha Chindong

Martha Chindong

Martha is widely known in Cameroon as 'the farmer's friend' because of her fearless spirit in reporting on behalf of rural communities. Working in the communication unit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER), she produces a weekly radio programme, 'Our changing rural world', broadcast nationally. She also writes for Cameroon Agriculture magazine and is the secretary general of the National Association of Professional Media Women.



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Reporting interests:

Agriculture, health, climate change, gender, environment, and rural development


Tel: +237 2222 6462 (Office), + 237 7771 2411 (Mobile)


Career highlights:

  • Deputy Head of Communication Unit, MINADER
  • Editor in chief of the English desk of Cameroon Agriculture (a bilingual quarterly publication of MINADER)
  • Won prize for best interview from CTA on waste management by NGOs and farmers in Cameroon
  • Best prize from British based Gemini News Agency on the use of condoms in rural areas of Cameroon

Training and qualifications:

  • Diploma in journalism - Advanced School of Mass Communications (ASMAC) Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Diploma in Agriculture - Regional College of Agriculture, Bambili, Cameroon
  • Certificate in Basic Radio production - Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria
  • Certificate in Anglophone Africa Investigative Journalism - Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Certificate in Better Science Reporting - Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Certificate in Radio Interviewing Techniques - Porto Novo, Benin
  • Certificate in Optimum Yield Management - CENADCO, Israel


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