George Asamoah Amankwah of Europa farms in the Western region has emerged as the National Best Farmer for 2014.
The 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.
Friday’s (today) ceremony which was graced by President John Mahama was held in Sefwi-Wiawso in the Western region.
source : starrfmonline.com