Ghana celebrates its 38th National Farmer’s Day 2022 in the Eastern Region of Ghana, Jubilee Park, Koforidua. The theme for the 2022 Farmer’s Day celebration was “Accelerating Agricultural Development Through Value Addition.”
The celebration had the support of the President of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Minister for Food and Agriculture, Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Deputy Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Hon. Moses Anim among other dignitaries were present at the celebration in Koforidua.
Agriculture adds and drives the economy of a nation in all aspects hence, the theme for the 2022 Farmer’s Day celebration sets to address the challenging factors Ghanaian farmers face after harvesting their produce.
At the celebration, creation of jobs, generating more revenue, and bringing on board of ways to manage post-harvest crops and fishes effectively were spoken about.
H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivered a speech at the celebration which encompasses all sectors that contributes to the successful moving of the Agricultural sector of Ghana.
In his speech, he said Agriculture will continue to remain a top priority of his government. He also applauded efforts of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture where he (the Minister) made arrangements for the sale of farm produces to traders at a cheaper cost in Accra, koforidua, Kumasi and other urban towns recently.
Further, he also talked about mechanization of agricultural produces. According to His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa’s speech, his government through valid efforts will have purchased (imported) some assorted agricultural machinery for smallholder farmers which will start and complete the mechanization process as envisioned.
An amount of $67 million was used to import the assorted agricultural machinery to help in mechanization of agriculture in Ghana.