Unlike previous years, when the national best farmer received a house as part of their prize package, the winner of this year’s celebration would receive $100,000.
The decision was reached after consultation with farmers, according to Yaw Frimpong Addo, Deputy Minister of Agriculture.
Speaking on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said the hard consistently requested that the government replace the house with money.
He said most of the farmers prefer the money so they could use it for expansion projects since they already have houses.
Yaw Frimpong Addo said ”the national best farmer will this year receive $100,000. Those declared as national best farmers are people who are well-to-do and have their own houses. We met with them, and they told us usually prefer money to help them expand their businesses. So we have agreed that the winner would receive $100,000.”
The second and third national best farmers, he disclosed, would receive tractors and other farming tools.
The theme for this year is ”Value Addition”.