Kweku Agyeman is 2017 National Best Farmer with $100,000 cash prize

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Philip Kweku Agyeman from the Brong Ahafo region has been declared the 2017 National Best Farmer.

The 50 year old becomes the first to walk away with $100,000 cash prize after the 2017 package was improved.

Mr. Agyeman from Dormaa West has farms that employ 205 workers, casual and permanent. He has been farming for 28 years.

He owns 280 acres of farmland which includes 120 acres of cocoa , more than three acres of fish pond, 95 acres of plantain, seven acres of cashew, five acres for orange farms, seven acres for coconut.

He also has 45,000 poultry and other livestock.

The first runner-up is Mabel Akoto Kudjoe from Hohoe in the Volta region.

The second runner-up is from the Ga South Municipal Assembly, Rebecca Anne Commey of the Greater Accra region. 

In all, 77 farmers and fishermen including women, were recognised for their hard work.

Other award-winners included Abdul-Rahman Mohammed from the Upper East region who was adjudged the National Best Crop farmer.

Other winners

The National Best Youth farmer was Richard Awombadek who comes from Builsa South in the Upper East region.

National Best Livestock Farmer was Yussif BunBaz.

National Best Cocoa farmer: Yakubu Osman from Sefwi the western region. 

National Best Fisheries Worker: Yaw Logo

National Best Aquaculture farmer, Joshua Anning.