Charles Gyamfi wins 2019 National Best Farmer award.
The 2018 national best cocoa farmer, Charles Gyamfi, has been awared as the 2019 National Best Farmer.
Mr. Gyamfi who hails from the Tano North District of the Ahafo Region, beat off competition from Atiku Seidu and Nana Yaw Sarpong Serebuo to emerge as the 2019 Farmers’ Day celebration held in Ho, Volta Region.
The Upper West Region’s Abdulai Atiku Seidu had to settle for the 1st runner-up, while the 2nd runner-up went to the Ashanti Region’s Nana Yaw Sarpong Serebuo.
The 58year old farmer cultivates cassava, cocoyam, cereals, okro, pepper, garden eggs, mango and cashew.
Charles Gyamfi who has been farming for the past two decades, also rears cattle, goats, sheep and manages two fish ponds as well as 100 boxes of beehives.
He has 500 acres of cocoa, 10 acres of cassava, 4 acres of yam, 20 acres of cocoyam, 60 acres of maize, 16.5 acres of garden eggs, 10 acres of oil palm, 30 acres of plantain, 25 acres of citrus and 75 acres of cashew and 20 acres of teak.
Aside that, Mr. Gyamfi has 75 cattle, 28 goats, 2,000 layers, 5 beehives, 3 fishponds and 1,000 snails.
For his efforts, Charles Gyamfi won the cedi equivalent of $100,000 as cash prize.
Other award winners on the day were Philomena Tenge from the Eastern Region, who won the national best female farmer award.