39th National Farmer’s Day Goes To Takoradi

W/R Minister receiving the sword to host the 39th Farmer’s Day


The 39th National Farmer’s Day Celebration will be held in Takoradi, the capital of the Western Region on December 7, 2023, under the theme, “Delivering Smart Solutions for Sustainable Food Security and Resilience”.

The theme according to the National Farmers Day Planning Committee reflects the vision and commitment of the government to transform the agricultural industry into a viable industry that contributes significantly to national development.

Addressing dignitaries at the launch of the National Farmers Day celebration in Accra, Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture (Crops), Yaw Frimpong Addo, indicated that the annual farmer’s day celebration is a testament to the tremendous contributions of the hardworking farmers and fisher folks to the development of the country’s economy.

He said the planning committee inaugurated to see to the organization of this year’s event will harness the use of technology and innovation to deliver a momentous event in honour of the gallant farmers in the country.

Mr. Addo further established that in appreciation of the farmers’ hard work, the government is bent on creating the necessary environment through policy intervention and other incentives to motivate farmers to play their roles more effectively.

Mr. Addo also noted that with the enormous successes chalked by the ministry, there is a need for new strategies to optimize the return on investment, expand productive capacity to create opportunity and unlock the full potential of the sector, hence the launching of the second phase of the planting for food and jobs initiative which was outdoor recently.

Western Regional Minister and MP for Takoradi Constituency, Kwabena Okyere Darko, expressed heartfelt gratitude to the National planning committee for the Farmer’s Day celebration for selecting the region to host this year’s momentous occasion.

According to him, the Western region over the years has contributed significantly to Ghana’s agriculture development noting that the region produces 98% of the country’s rubber, 80% of coconuts, 35% of oil palm, and 1.5million metric tons of cassava annually,“it not surprising we have been selected to host this year’s event and we promise it is going to be one of the best celebrations of farmers in the history of the nation”.

By Prince Fiifi Yorke