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A Resident Of Mion Adjudged Overall Best Farmer For 37th Farmers’ Day Celebration

Mohammed Mashud Kujo has been ajudged the 2021 National Best Farmer at the 37th Farmers’ Day celebration held in Cape Coast in the Central Region.

For his prize, he would receive a two-bedroom apartment at a preferred location in the country.

He hails from the Mion District of the Northern Region

This year’s celebration was under the then theme: “Planting for food and jobs: Consolidating food systems in Ghana” and will be graced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the Guest of honour, and Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II, the Omanhen of the Oguaa Traditional Area as chairman.

About 165 farmers and fishermen were also honoured.

Delivering an address at the event, President 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.

“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,” he added.

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