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AKROKERRI QUEEN MOTHER WINS 2023 ADANSI NORTH DISTRICT BEST FARMER AWARD

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The queen mother of Akrokerri Traditional Area, Nana Serwaa Bruwaa II has been crowned the Adansi North District’s 39th Best Farmer in this years Farmers Day Celebration held at Adansi Kusa under the the theme ” Delivering Smart Solutions for Sustainable Food Security and Resilience”. Her son received on her behalf, a tricycle amongst other farming tools.

Nana Serwaa Bruwaa II has poultry of 4000 layer birds, 6 fish ponds with 12,500 catfish and 8,500 tilapia and 15 acres plantain and 1,200 rubber plantations. She is also into vegetable farming, oil palm processing and a whole lot of other farming ventures.

Speaking at the ceremony, the District Chief Executive, Hon. Kusi Kwaku Eric commended all farmers for their tireless efforts in ensuring the nation is fed at all times. He stated that the world’s population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050 hence, the need for Farmers to increase food production to ensure food security adding that, a number of Government programs such as Planting for Food and Job Phase II, free distribution of fertilizer and other farm inputs including seedlings especially, oil palm seedlings within the District are all interventions to ensure there is more food in the country.
The Hon. DCE, announced the completion of a cassava processing factory at Bobriase which falls under 1D1F and encouraged farmers to plant more cassava to feed the factory when it commence operations. Hon. Kusi, used the opportunity to call on all, to avoid defamatory and insulting Campaigns as the Local Level Elections draw near and encouraged all to turn out in their numbers to vote on the 19th December, 2023 to elect leaders to represent them at the Community and Assembly level.

The District Director for Agriculture, Mr Prince Asare congratulated the farmers for the outstanding jobs they have done on their various farms. He revealed, the Agriculture Department from the beginning of the year has carried out a number of crop demonstrations using improved technologies in all operational areas in the District and the result has been rewarding to the farmers.

Mr. Asare said, due to the District’s comparative advantage of oil palm production over other crops and the existence of the Adansi Oil Mills which is in full operation in the District, the Department has organized series of trainings to farmers in oil palm best management practices to acquire more yield coupled with series of distribution of oil Palm seedlings to the farmers has contributed in an increase of oil palm yield in the District.

The awards Inspection and Monitoring Team, grouped farmers under 8 categories and presented selected farmers for awards. 27 years old Christopher Obeng-Manu, was awarded the best youth farmer while Mr Kojo Oduro was awarded the best physically challenged farmer. Madam Olivia Mensah Bonsu who owns 35 acres of cocoa, 6 acres of oil palm, other crops and also 50 local poultry emerged the best female farmer.

Although the Farmers Day Celebration coincided with the Adansi (Bona) festival, Nana Adansihema, Amoanimaa Dede II and Nananom from Kusa graced the occasion with their presence.

 

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