Mohammed Mashud Kujo has won the 2021 National Best Farmer at the 37th Farmers’ Day celebration held in Cape Coast in the Central Region.
Mohammed is from the Mion District of the Northern Region.
He receives a two-bedroom apartment at a preferred location in the country.
Speaking at the 37th Farmers’ Day celebration on Friday 3 December, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said his administration will create the enabling environment and put in place the necessary policies and programme for the rapid growth of the agriculture sector.
He said, “This year’s event has taken on added significance, because of the efforts of our farmers and fisherfolks in ensuring that there were no shortages of food at the height of of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“Consolidating and strengthening our food security systems have become even more critical in light of COVID-19, which continue to disrupt global supply chains, and to expose the vulnerability of the food system worldwide. The need, thus, to build sustainable, resilient and equitable food systems that withstand shocks is of the greatest necessity,” Akufo-Addo.
No food shortage in Ghana due to farmers’ hard work
The climax of the 37th National Farmers’ Day celebration took place in the ancient city of Cape Coast, the Central Regional capital.
In an earlier post on Facebook the President acknowledged the pivotal role farmers played in averting food shortage at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The President thus pledged the government’s commitment to creating a conducive environment for the agricultural sector to continually thrive.
“This year’s event has taken on added significance because of the efforts of our farmers and fisherfolk in ensuring that there were no shortages of food at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. There is wealth in agriculture, and the government will continue to create the enabling environment and put in place the necessary policies and programmes for the rapid growth of the agricultural sector,” the post said.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH