Thu. Jan 23rd, 2020

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Mr. Charles Gyamfi crowned National Best Farmer 2019.

The 58-year man named Ghana’s Best Farmer at the 35th edition of the awards. Mr. Gyamfi has been a farmer all his life. This year’s ceremony was held in the capital of the Volta Region, Ho.

He went into farming after completing his secondary education. He has been farming for 25 years.

This is not the first time Mr. Gyamfi has been recognized in his farming exploit. He is a former National Best Cocoa farmer.

The man from the Tano North District in the Ahafo Region can boast of diverse crop plantation as well as animal rearing. He grows crops like cocoa, cassava, palm, maize, eggplants, and citrus fruits. He also has cattle, goats, and poultry. He owns five boxes of beehives and 3 fish ponds that produce Tilapia and catfish.

The father of five produces fruit juices with produce from his farm and the cassava serves as a rich ingredient for gari which sells well in his community and the country at large.

His win comes with a $100,000 prize package. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo presented the cheque to him.

He takes over the mantle from Mr. James Obeng Boateng from the Brong Region who won the 35th edition.

Mr. Gyamfi thanked the president and everyone who made it possible to deservedly win this award.

Philomena Tenge from the Eastern Region won the national best female farmer and Ayuba Jibrila from the Ashanti Region walked away as the national best youth farmer.

Congratulations to Mr. Gyamfi and all the winners.

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