Apr 162015

National Best Farmer pays courtesy call on Kpembewura Alhaji Abubakari Sulemana Nyenchuroebore II and his elders.

Kpembewura took the opportunity to highlight the need for the Best Farmer to lead efforts at addressing post harvest losses in the District by working with colleague farmers. George Asamoah Amankwah, National Best Farmer, accepted the challenge and informed Kpembewura that he has started work on it and by visiting the East Gonja District, he is sharing experiences and forging relevant partnerships to halt the challenge. George used the opportunity to inform the Chief about his interest to invest in the Katanga rice field.

The National Best Farmer was accompanied by the East Gonja District DCE Hon. Lukeman Aminu.

Feb 012015

breakfasteventThe office of the 2014 Ghana National Best Farmer is organizing a breakfast meeting at the Tyco City Hotel, Sunyani on Tuesday, 17th February, 2015 at 10am. The meeting has become necessary in view of the pressing need to form a national federated farmer organization to engage effectively with all stakeholders to enhance farmer livelihood and boost agricultural productivity.

Also, as government seeks to engage farmers more effectively on policy towards improving food security, it has become apparent for a federated body that will represent all farmers in the country to make the necessary impact. The meeting will have in attendance, government functionaries, agricultural related businesses, investors, donor agencies, innovators, researchers, farmers’ association representatives and entrepreneurs.

Discussions will center on the role of the federated organization and the need to place farmers at the center of policy making in agriculture, investments and farm productivity.

Jan 012015

George Asamoah Amankwah of Europa farms in the Western region has emerged as the National Best Farmer for 2014.

2014-national-best-farmer-1The 49-year old Asamoah Amankwah with one wife and three children has been farming for 17 years.

He emerged tops among other farmers with 129 acres of maize, 6,800 plantation farm, 20 acres of pepper and okra farms, plantain intercrop of 6000 acres , 25000 mounds of yam, 20 acres of oil farm, 147 cattle and three fish ponds with catfish and tilapia, and a host of other farm produce .

He has 22 staff and 50 casual workers.

In his acceptance speech, Asamoah Amankwah expressed his appreciation for the honour bestowed on him.

He ,however, urged the government to consider outsourcing the tree planting component of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority to private people since they shown the capacity to do a better job than as been done over the years.

“ I would like to appeal to the government to outsource the tree growing component of SADA to private afforestation development organisation, since they have demonstrated competence over the years to be able to grow the trees,” Asamoah Amankwah stated.

He also appealed to the Media to allot some time in discussing issues related to farmers and agriculture in general.