About 78 farmers and fishermen were honored today at the 31st National Farmers’ Day celebration in Bolgatanga, the Upper East regional capital.
This year’s event, which is on the theme: “Transform Ghana: Invest in Agriculture,” focused on getting the private sector to invest in the agriculture sector to transform the country’s rural economies and to halt rural-urban migration.
Ibrahim Musah, a 48-year-old man from the Dormaa Municipal Assembly in the Brong Ahafo region was adjudged the 2015 National Best Farmer.
Married with six children Ibrahim has is a the owner of a 100-acre cocoa farm as well as livestock, tilapia and other food farms. For his prize, he walked away with a GH¢3000 cash prize,a car, a laptop and other smaller packages.
Augustine Boateng from Asunafo North in the Brong Ahafo region was adjudged first-runner up while Charity Akotia of Agona West received a pick-up truck for coming third.
The national Best livestock farmer award went to Gideon Anabah of Bawku.
Ebenezer Afful was adjudged the best fish farmer. Kweku of Apam in the Central region came second while Isaac Kpobi of the Volta region was the second runner up in the fisheries category.