A 60-year old farmer, James Obeng Boateng, from the Brong Ahafo region has been adjudged the 2018 National Best Farmer at a ceremony held in the Northern regional capital, Tamale.
The farmer is from the Nkoranza South district and has been farming for the past 18 years, producing cassava, cocoyam, cereals, okro, pepper, garden eggs, mango and cashew.
Mr Boateng rears cattle, goats, sheep and manages two fish ponds as well as 100 boxes of beehives.
The national award comes with a GH¢ 480,000 cheque.
President Akufo-Addo who was the guest of honour presented the farmer with his cheque.
A citation presented to Mr Boateng described him as a philanthropist helping to renovate teachers’ bungalows in the district.
He is also a former 1st Runner-Up at the awards organised in the Nkoranza district of the Brong Ahafo region.
James Boateng takes over from Philip Kweku Agyeman who won the 33rd edition in 2017 and also hails from the Brong Ahafo region.
A farmer from the Central region, Charity Akotia, was also adjudged the 1st Runner-Up while Alex Frimpong who farms in the Kwahu Afram Plains of the Eastern region took the 2nd Runner-Up position.