The Agricultural Development Bank has charged the 2020 National Best Farmer to impact his knowledge and experience to small scale farmers.
Solomon Kwadwo Kusi, was adjudged the National Best Farmer for 2020 at a ceremony held in Techiman in the Bono East Region.
According to Board Member of the Bank, Abankwa Yeboah, impacting the knowledge Mr. Kusi has acquired in the agriculture sector to young farmers will propel Ghana to achieve its agricultural targets.
He made these comments when Mr. Kwadwo Kusi paid a courtesy call on management of the bank at its head office in Accra.
“In Ghana, most people are not prepared to share knowledge; how you made it, how you’re doing it and how you want to move forward and what you want to achieve. You should be able to share with small scale farmers so that they will learn from you and develop their farms and grow so that together, we will be able to achieve the feeding targets that the country wants to achieve”, he noted.
The Managing Director of the Bank, Dr. John Kofi Mensah also indicated that the bank has put measures in place to help farmers in line with government’s agenda to propel Ghana in agribusiness.
He further added that Ghana is on track with its vision of becoming the hub of agribusiness in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“We are coming out with modules to ensure that agribusiness moves in line with the government’s aim to propel Ghana in agribusiness, not only in Ghana but in the West Africa sub region and the world, stressing, “we want to ensure that the Ghanaian economy is well cushioned”.
The 2020 National Best Farmer Solomon Kwadwo Kusi has been a customer of the Agricultural Development Bank for the past 10 years with the Agona Nkwanta branch.
He used the opportunity to also appreciate the bank for helping him in diverse ways.