MADAM CHARITY AKORTIA, 2023 – NATIONAL BEST FARMER RECEIVES AWARD PRIZE.

MADAM CHARITY AKORTIA, 2023 – NATIONAL BEST FARMER RECEIVES AWARD PRIZE.

At a short ceremony in Accra the Agriculture Minister, Dr. Bryan Acheampong, honoured Madam Charity Akortia for her outstanding contributions to the agricultural sector in Ghana. The award ceremony highlighted Madam Akortia’s dedication, hard work, and impact on farming practices in the country.

We may recall that, last year at the National Farmers Daya Awards Night in Tarkwa, a female Farmer Madam Charity Akortia, won the 2023 -National Best Farmer. Madam Afua Frimponmaa a 75-year-old won the National Beast Farmer Awards in 2004.

Speaking at the ceremony Dr. Bryan lamented the fact that, the male and female difference in farming reflects the gender gap in the agricultural sector participation, including other value chain actors.

He said he is, therefore, leading the strategy to change things for the better to enable farmers to get the desired results from their hard work in providing food for the country. He indicated that women have a key role to play in the sector.

According to the minister, PFJ Phase II introduced by the government “is a game changer that will help eliminate or reduce the challenges that have militated against the attainment of a sustainable and resilient food system”.

Dr Bryan Acheampong commended the Agriculture Development Bank for their continued support of farmers and their generous contribution of One Million Ghana Cedis towards the Best Farmer award.

He praised the bank’s commitment to promoting sustainable agriculture and community development, emphasizing the crucial role they play in helping farmers thrive.

Dr. Bryan highlighted the government’s commitment to promoting agriculture, supporting farmers, and achieving food self-sufficiency in Ghana. The collaboration between the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Agriculture Development Bank will undoubtedly contribute towards sustainable agriculture practices, economic growth, and development in the country.

Alhaji Yakubu-Tali, the Managing Director for the Agriculture Development Bank, lauded Madam. Akortia plans to invest her prize money in expanding Greenworth Farms, showcasing her commitment to sustainable agriculture and community development. He affirmed the bank’s steadfast commitment to supporting farmers and ensuring their prosperity, reinforcing their role in driving economic growth and national development.

The Agriculture Development Bank’s support is instrumental in empowering farmers like Madam. Akortia to fulfil their potential and contribute to Ghana’s agricultural success.

Madam Akortia in accepting the award prize, expressed gratitude for the recognition and the support provided by the Agriculture Development Bank. She emphasized the importance of investing in agriculture and encouraged other farmers to take advantage of government initiatives and support to improve their farming practices and increase food production in the country.

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