Today is National Farmers’ Day. The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Delivering smart solutions for sustainable food security and resilience’.

The 39th edition will be held at the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa in the Western Region. It is a day set aside to celebrate Ghana’s hardworking farmers and fishermen.

For the first time, this year’s occasion will be climaxed with a plush dinner for the celebrants and awardees with President Nana Akufo-Addo, as the guest of honour.

Mode of celebration for 2023

National Farmers’ Day, at the national level in many years, was celebrated in a day.

This was, however, revised to a five-Day Agricultural Fair and a Grand Durbar. The essence was to allow farmers to network with industry players and learn and adopt new technologies, machinery and research innovations in agriculture.

The fair also offered a business platform for various stakeholders to link up and form partnerships that will ensure the overall benefit of their farm enterprises.

Awards up for grab:

  1. Overall National Best Farmer
  2. 1st Runner-Up National Best Farmer
  3. 2nd Runner-Up National Best Farmer
  4. National Best Livestock Farmer
  5. National Best Female Farmer
  6. National Best Physically Challenged Farmer
  7. Overall National Best Fisher
  8. National Best Marine Fisher
  9. National Best Inland Fisher
  10. National Best Fisher Farmer
  11. National Best Fish Processor
  12. National Best Cocoa Farmer
  13. National Most Promising Young Cocoa Farmer
  14. National Most Enterprising Cocoa
  15. Female Farmer and National Best Shea Nut Picker.

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