43yr-old Yaw Sarpong Serebour Adjudged 2022 National Best Farmer
At a ceremony held in Koforidua, the capital of the Eastern region, Nana Yaw Sarpong Serebour was chosen to receive the title of national best farmer for the year 2022.
The winner, who is 43 years old, was awarded a cash reward of GHS 1,000,000 as well as a complimentary stay at the Peduase Valley Resort for two nights, complete with full board.
Nana Yaw, who is originally from Asante Juaben and has 22 years of expertise in farming, owns various farms that are dispersed around the Ashanti Region. These farms offer job possibilities to a number of families living in the locations in which they are located.
Nana Yaw is married, and the couple has been blessed with four children. He also owns approximately 900 acres of oil palm plantations, 65 acres of cocoa plantations, 36 acres of cowpea plantations, 37 acres of cassava plantations, and a number of cattle, sheep, and goats.
Adjei Fosu Seth of Kintampo North was awarded the position of first runner-up in the competition for the nation’s best farmer. He gets a tractor, trailer, ploughs, and sprayer.
Professor Akwasi Asabre Ameyaw from Techiman North in the Bono East area was also selected as the second runner-up for the competition. He was given a tractor in addition to many other pieces of agricultural equipment.
Yaa Adjeley, who hails from Wassa, was awarded the title of “finest female farmer” at the national level. She was awarded a monetary reward in the amount of GHS 1,000,000 as well as a trip to Ghana for educational purposes.
Alex Cudjoe, a resident of Elmina in the Central area, was awarded the title of overall national best fisher as part of the competition for the best national fisheries and aquaculture. A vehicle with twin cabins was given to him.
A customized tricycle, an outboard motor, a deep freezer, and a 44-inch television were awarded to Christiana Modzifa from West Gonja, who finished as the first runner-up in the competition. Clement Addai Anokye from Kyebi finished as the second runner-up in the competition. He also got a tricycle with some modifications, an outboard motor, and a deep freezer.
Other winners of the day were Joyce Dapaah for Most Enterprising Female Farmer, Bobie Akutusi for Most Promising Young Cocoa Farmer at the National Level, and Peter Painstil for Most Promising Young Cocoa Farmer at the National Level.
The commemoration of the 38th National Farmers’ Day was conducted in the Jubilee Park in Koforidua. The event was themed “Accelerating agricultural growth via value addition,” and it was attended by a large number of people.