A 58-year-old farmer, Charles Gyamfi, has been adjudged the 2019 National Best Farmer.
Mr. Gyamfi, from the Tano North District of the Ahafo Region, was honoured at the 2019 Farmers’ Day celebration held in the Volta Regional capital, Ho.
Abdulai Atiku Seidu, Upper West Region, was the 1st runner-up, while the 2nd runner-up was Nana Yaw Sarpong Serebuo, from the Ashanti Region.
The overall winner, who was in 2018 named the national best cocoa farmer, has been in the farming business for the past two decades.
He cultivates cassava, cocoyam, cereals, okro, pepper, garden eggs, mango and cashew.
He also rears cattle, goats, sheep and manages two fish ponds as well as 100 boxes of beehives.
He has 500 acres of cocoa, 10 acres of cassava, 4 acres of yam, 20 acres of cocoyam, 60 acres of maize, 16.5 acres of garden eggs, 10 acres of oil palm, 30 acres of plantain, 25 acres of citrus and 75 acres of cashew and 20 acres of teak.
In addition, Mr. Gyamfi has 75 cattle, 28 goats, 2,000 layers, 5 beehives, 3 fishponds and 1,000 snails.
He took home the prize money of $100,000 in cedi equivalent.
Mr. Gyamfi takes over from James Obeng Boateng who won the 34th edition in 2018.
Other award winners on the day were Philomena Tenge from the Eastern Region, who won the national best female farmer award.