Madam Akortia was awarded GH₵1 million sponsored by the Agriculture Development Bank, along with other prizes.
Charity Akortia, 57, adjudged 2023 National Best Farmer Award
Charity Akortia, a Fifty-seven-year-old mixed farmer from the Agona West District of the Central Region has clinched the best farmer award at the 39th National Farmers’ Day celebrations.
Runner ups, Theophilus Ezenrane Ackah from Jomoro in the Western Region walked home with a high horsepower tractor head, trailer, a set of implements, and a boom sprayer sponsored by the Ghana Exim Bank, while the second runner-up received an MF tractor head, trailer, and a set of implements sponsored by Stanbic Bank respectively.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, present at the event, presented awards to the day's recipients and commended them for their dedication to feeding the nation, emphasizing that Farmers Day serves as a reminder of the imperative of achieving food security.
Dr. Bawumia highlighted the need for innovative strategies to meet the evolving challenges in realizing national goals related to food security.
Bryan Acheampong, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, affirmed that the government is actively implementing measures to maintain the progress achieved in the agricultural sector.
This year’s Farmers Day celebration was held at Tarkwa on the theme “Delivering Smart Solutions for Sustainable Food Security and Resilience."
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