Kweku Agyeman; National Best Farmer takes home $100,000


President Akufo-Addo(right) handing over the dummy cheque to Philip Kwaku Agyeman 2017 National Best Farmer. 



Fifty-year-old Mr Philip Kweku Agyeman from Dormaa Ahenkro in the Brong Ahafo region was Friday crowned as the National Best Farmer for 2017.

Mr Agyeman took home a $100,000 cash prize to invest in agribusiness instead of the usual three-bedroom house from the ADB Bank.

Mr Agyeman has been farming for 28 years and oversees the running of Awurade Na Ayɛ Farms with a workforce of 205 people.He was followed up by Madam Mabel Ann Akoto Cudjoe from the Hohoe Municipality in the Volta Region and Madam Rebecca Commey from the Ga South Municipality in the Greater Accra Region.

Below is a list of national award winners

National Best Young Cocoa Farmer – Philip Essien

National Best Female Cocoa Farmer – Madam Cecilia Danso

National Best Coffee Farm – Plantation Resources, Bibiani

National Best Shea Nut Picker – Madam Rose Deni

National Best Cocoa Farmer – Yakubu Osman

National Best Fisheries Worker – Misodu Yaw Lugo

National Best Aquaculture Farmer – Joshua Anim

National Best Marine Fisherman – Winfred Anum

National Best Inland Fisherman – Emmanuel Agbesi Komla

National Best Fisherman – John Quansah

National Best Crop Farmer – Abdul Rahman Mohammed

National Best Youth Farmer – Awunbadect Richard

National Best Livestock Farmer – Yussif Bombass