2017 National Best Farmer receives $100,000 cash prize

2017 National Best Farmer receives $100,000 cash prize

The 2017 National Best Farmer, Philip Kweku Agyemang, has been awarded a cash prize of $100,000 as the ultimate winner.

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2017 National Best Farmer receives $100,000 cash prize

President Akufo-Addo presenting thee cash prize

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According to a report by Classfmonline.com, the 50-year-old farmer in Dormaa West in the Brong-Ahafo Region was on Friday handed over a cheque after emerging the grand winner.

Mr Agyemang becomes the first Best Farmer to walk away with a $100,000 cash prize after the 2017 package was reviewed.

2017 National Best Farmer receives $100,000 cash prize

President Nana Addo in a group photo with some winners

Mr Agyemang is said to own farms that employ about 205 casual and permanent workers in the region. He has been a farmer for about 28 years.

Meanwhile, the first runner-up award was picked up by Mabel Akoto Kudjoe from Hohoe in the Volta region, while the second runner-up went to Rebecca Anne Commey, in Ga South Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra region.

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In all, this year's Farmers Day celebration recognized 77 farmers and fishermen for their hard work.

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

The National Best Youth Farmer went to Richard Awombadek, from Builsa South in the Upper East regio.

2017 National Best Farmer receives $100,000 cash prize

Nana Addo in a handshake with some of the farmers

President Akufo-Addo who was addressing gathering at the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, disclosed that as part of efforts to promote all-year-round cropping in Ghana, 320 small dams and dugouts in 64 districts in the Northern Region have been earmarked to be developed under the One-Village-One-Dam project.

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