ATIWA: Daniel Kwaku, 46 adjudged district best farmer
Daniel Kwaku, 46, from Acra Village near Anyinam was adjudged the overall best farmer in the Atiwa District at the 33rd commemoration of the National Farmers’ Day.

Date Created : 12/14/2017 3:25:14 AM : Story Author : Dominic Shirimori/

Mr. Kwaku came top for cultivating 10 acres of plantain, 25 acres of cocoa, 12 acres of okro, 6 acres of pepper, 5 acres of cassava, 8 acres of cabbage, 8 acres of garden eggs, and 2 acres of maize. His activities are not limited to crop production as he ventured into animal production as well with 10 goats and 50 fowls.

For his prize, he took away 1 basin, 1 wax print, 1 knapsack machine, 2 wellington boots, 7 machetes, 1 fridge, 1 radio, 20 pieces of chocho soap and a certificate.

The District Chief Executive for the Atiwa District in the Eastern Region, Kwabena Panin Nkansah called on citizens particularly farmers to attach much importance to their farms treating it as a major business.

According to him, government has seen the potential of the agriculture sector and is making everything possible to make agriculture a prestigious business with the hope of ensuring food security, and creating jobs for the teaming youth.

He said the introduction of initiatives like;

2. "Planting for Food and Jobs" where beneficiary farmers are provided with;
• Quality Seed
• Subsidized Fertilizer
• Enhanced Extension Service Delivery
• Market Access
• E-Agriculture, and

2. One District, One Factory; which are all aimed at supporting farmers, boost productivity, and create sustained avenues for income generation and invariable lead to the growth in the national economy.

He said the Atiwa District has received it share of support for farmers under the “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme, for the production of some selected crops including maize, rice and pepper and called on the youth to come on board to create means of livelihood for themselves and their families.