Mike Kuwoye is my name from Ejulenen 93.7 FM Nigeria.
To me, Collaboration means working together with others to achieve a common goal.
In the course of this e-discussion, collaboration mean working together with stakeholders especially farmers group or organization to achieve production of effective farmer’s programme.
We have collaborated with individual stakeholders and groups in many of our farming program in our station. As a producer of AGBELOBA (farmers are king) program in our station (and its first presenter), I have brought on air severally many farmers to talk on farming processing of a particular farm product. With this idea of bringing them on air, we discovered that planting of different types of crops determined on the environment they are. As we know that farm products have its season of plantation, through the programme we also aware that environment also determined its season. For instance, maize is suitable to plant in February at west it is not suitable to plant in the same month in other region.
I could remember a time we collaborated with government (specifically ministry of agriculture) and farmers; to measure the impacts of government on famers. We were able to discovered a lot of facts and atrocities. It’s only the farmers with connection that benefited from government provisions for farmers. Many farmers don’t even know the link to government for their right. But through the programme, errors were able to corrected a bit at our local areas.
In short, we have collaborated with an individual stakeholder, group stakeholders and government as a stakeholder.
Mike Kuwoye from Ejulenen FM Nigeria.