The 2020 National Farmers’ Day has been launched by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and Ghana Cocoa Board on the theme: ‘Agribusiness Development under COVID-19 – Opportunity and Challenges.”
The 36th edition of the National Farmers’ Day for this year will be held in Techiman in the Bono East Region on November 6, 2020. This is to acknowledge the hard work and produces that are gotten from the region, as part of the plan to celebrate the National Farmers’ Day nationwide.
Speaking at the virtual launch of the event in Accra, the Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Minister, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, said the choice of the theme was to highlight the new orientation for all actors along the agricultural value chain.
“The challenges and opportunities presented by the onset of Covid-19 pandemic reinforces government’s priority placed on the agricultural sector.
“For us in the sector, including fisheries, we are assured that our farmers and fishers can continue to go about their means of livelihood with the support of government and its partners even in times of emergencies,” she said.
The Minister of State at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Nurah Gyiele, said the event was to recognize the immense role farmers played to the country’s growth.
Mr Gyiele, who is also the Chairman of the National Planning Committee, said this year’s National Best Farmer would receive an amount of ¢100, 000 cash prize.