Yara Ghana Limited, a leading supplier of fertilizer in the country, has presented to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture money and items in support of this year’s Farmers Day celebration.
The support includes GH¢20, 000 cash, 100 bags of fertilizer and some souvenirs. Managing Director of Yara Ghana, Sergio Godoy who made the presentation in the company of Head of Africa Unit of Yara, Benhard Fonseka, said the fertilizer supplier remains committed to the cause of the Ghanaian.
He said over the years, Yara has supported the celebration of the Farmers Day and this year’s was not going to be an exception.
Handing over the items, Mr. Godoy noted that Yara Ghana will continue to provide quality crop nutrition solutions as well as share knowledge that it has acquired through its research activities around the world.
The Farmers Day Celebrations are held on the first Friday of December every year and it is an occasion set aside to give recognition to all farmers and fisher folk in the country and to acknowledge their contributions to Ghana’s development.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the Food and Agric Ministry, Dr. Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, the Deputy Minister thanked Yara for the gesture it has demonstrated to farmers over the years.
According to Dr. Yakubu, the support of Yara will go a long in organising a successful celebration. He asked Yara to consider expanding its extension services to smallholder farmers in the hinterland, who he said could make good use of such assistance.
Present at the brief ceremony to handover the items was Joseph Boamah, the Chief Director of the Ministry, who also urged other corporate entities to consider emulating the example of Yara and support the country’s hardworking farmers.
YARA remains the leader in the fertiliser industry in Ghana. Since its establishment in the country in 2007, Yara has continuously and consistently worked with farmers in all the regions of Ghana, imparting knowledge with a special focus on best practices and appropriate application of fertilizer.