Twenty (20) farmers in the Ahafo-Ano South District, have been honored with prizes for their immense contribution to the development of the area’s agriculture.
They received knapsack sprayers, wellington boots, cutlasses, key bar soap and certificates.
Mr. Adu Tawiah, adjudged the overall district farmer, in addition to what every award winner got, carried home a refrigerator, full piece of wax print and a radio set.
This was at the national farmers day celebration held at Mankranso, the district capital, under the theme “Planting for food and jobs”.
Mr. Joseph Agyemang Dapaah, the District Chief Executive (DCE), hailed the farmers for their hard work and encouraged them to adopt improved farming methods to boost crop yield.
That, he said, required closer collaboration and heeding technical advice of the extension officers.
Mr. Johnson K. Adu, the Member of Parliament (MP), pledged to give strong support to farmers – pay part of the cost of agricultural inputs supplied to them.
He encouraged the youth to take advantage of the government’s flagship “planting for food and jobs” programme to improve their economic situation.
Mr. Kingsford Nyame, the District Director of Agriculture, said extension support to the farmers would be strengthened.