44-year old Alhaji Mashud Mohammed has been adjudged the National Best Farmer for 2021.
He succeeds Solomon Kwadwo Kusi who took last year’s award.
Alhaji Mashud Mohammed, from the Mion District of the Northern Region, received GH₵600,000 from the Agricultural Development Bank, 500,000 worth of insurance cover from GLICO Insurance, and a study trip to Israel sponsored by Broadspectrum Limited. He also received an offer of a two-bed room flat at any location of his choice in the country.
The First Runner-up position went to Suleman Yidana, from the North East Region. Suleman Yidana took home a tractor, trailer, Disc Plough, a Boom Sprayer, and 300,000 worth of insurance cover by GLICO Insurance as well as a study trip to Israel.
The Second Runner-up position went to Reverend Samuel Sida from the Asutifi North District of the Ahafo Region who received a Nissan Navara Double Cabin Pick-Up and 200,000 worth of insurance cover from GLICO Insurance.
This year’s event was held at the Adisadel College Park on the theme “Planting for Food and Jobs-Consolidating Food Systems in Ghana.” The day recognises the contributions of farmers and fisherfolks to Ghana’s socio-economic development.
In all, a total of 165 farmers and fishermen were awarded at the ceremony.
Mr Kweku Ehun from Gomoa West Central also made away with the Best Fisherman slot and will have a two-bedroom house built at his preferred location.