60-yr-old graduate wins National Best Farmer 2018

A 60-year-old farmer from the Nkoranza South District of the Brong Ahafo Region, James Obeng Boateng, has been crowned the overall National Best Farmer for 2018...


A 60-year-old farmer from the Nkoranza South District of the Brong Ahafo Region, James Obeng Boateng, has been crowned the overall National Best Farmer for 2018.


Mr Boateng was rewarded with a cheque for GHS 480,000 in addition to other prizes.

President Nana Akufo-Addo, who graced the 34th National Farmers’ Day celebration held at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium at Tamale in the Northern Region, handed the prize to Mr Boateng on Friday, 7 December 2018.

Mr Boateng holds a tertiary education degree and has been farming for 18 years.

He has a total of 102 employees comprising 45 full-time workers, 55 casual workers and 2 others from his family.

He is married with six children.

Mr Boateng, a former first runner-up in the Nkoranza District, has several acres of farm of roots and tubers, cereals, vegetables, plantation crops, and timber (teak).

Besides crops, he has large herds of cattle, sheep and goat. In addition, he has a poultry farm and 100 beehives.

Furthermore, Mr Boateng has two fish ponds of tilapia and catfish.

He holds a farming certificate from South Africa and participates in several projects to help his community including the building of schools and renovation of teachers’ bungalows.

A farmer from the Central Region, Charity Akotia, was also adjudged the first runner-up while Alex Frimpong, who farms in the Kwahu Afram Plains of the Eastern Region, took the 2nd runner-up position.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



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