Ghana’s National Best Farmer for 2017 Philip Kwaku Agyeman has been awarded with a whopping $100,000 and a vehicle.
The Brong Ahafo region-based farmer employs over 200 workers. He was awarded at the 33rd National Farmers’ Day Award held in Kumasi in the Ashanti region on December 1, 2017.
The National Best Farmer 2nd Runner up award went to Rebecca Commey from the Greater Accra region while the National Best Farmer 1st Runner up title went to Mabel Akoto Cudjoe (Volta region). They also went home with a vehicle each.
Speaking at the event, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said Ghana is a blessed land with all the ingredients “not only to feed ourselves, but also to generate jobs, and create wealth and prosperity, through the modernization of and the change in attitude towards agriculture.”
“Our prescription for tackling the problems of the agricultural sector is to operationalise a comprehensive plan to enhance food security, improve farm productivity, strengthen linkages with industry and, thereby, create jobs, improve rural livelihoods and wealth for all Ghanaians,” he noted.
Below is the list of all national winners:
National Best Young Cocoa Farmer – Philip Essien (Western region)
National Best Female Cocoa Farmer – Cecilia Danso
National Best Coffee Farm – Plantation Resources
National Best Sheanut Picker – Rose Danny (Upper East region)
National Best Cocoa Farmer – Yakubu Usman (Western region)
National Best Fisheries Worker – Yaw Logo
National Best AquaCulture Farmer – Joshua Anim (Ashanti region)
National Best Marine Fisherman – Winfred Anum (Elmina)
National Best Inland Fisherman – Emmanuel Agbesi (Brong Ahafo region)
National Best Fisherman – John Quansah (Western Region)
National Best Crop Farmer – Amadu Rahman Mohammed (Upper East region)
National Best Youth Farmer – Richard Awumba (Upper East region)
National Best Livestock Farmer – Yussif (Western region)
National Best Farmer 2nd Runner up – Rebecca Commey (Gt. Accra)
National Best Farmer 1st Runner up – Mabel Akoto Cudjoe (Volta region)
National Best Farmer – Philip Kwaku Agyeman (($100,000)