50-yr-old walks away with $100,000 as 2017 National Best Farmer

50-yr-old walks away with $100,000 as 2017 National Best Farmer
Source: Ghana|myjoyonline.com
Date: 01-12-2017 Time: 02:12:04:pm

A 50-year-old Philip Kweku Agyeman from the Brong Ahafo region has been adjudged the 2017 National Best Farmer.

He becomes the first to walk away with $100,000 cash prize after the 2017 package was improved.

Mr. Agyeman from Dormaa West has farms that employ 205 workers, casual and permanent. He has been farming for 28 years.

He owns 280 acres of farmland which includes 120 acres of cocoa , more than three acres of fish pond, 95 acres of plantain, seven acres of cashew, five acres for orange farms, seven acres for coconut.

He also has 45,000 poultry and other livestock.

The first runner-up is Mabel Akoto Kudjoe from Hohoe in the Volta region.

Mabel Akoto Kudjo first runner-up 2017 national best farmer

The second runner-up is from the Ga South Municipal Assembly, Rebecca Anne Commey of the Greater Accra region. 

Rebecca Ann Commey 2017 Second runner up

Photo: Rebecca Anne Commey

In all, 77 farmers and fishermen including women, were recognised for their hard work.

Other award-winners included Abdul-Rahman Mohammed from the Upper East region who was adjudged the National Best Crop farmer.

Other winners

The National Best Youth farmer was Richard Awombadek who comes from Builsa South in the Upper East region.

National Best Livestock Farmer was Yussif BunBaz.

National Best Cocoa farmer: Yakubu Osman from Sefwi the western region. 

National Best Fisheries Worker: Yaw Logo

National Best Aquaculture farmer, Joshua Anning.

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