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Fruit juice producer wins 2019 National Best Farmer

After farming for about 25 years, Charles Gyamfi has been adjudged the 2019 National Best Farmer

Ghana’s 2019 National Best Farmer is 58-year old farmer who has learnt to add value to his citrus farms, earning him the enviable title and a cash prize of nearly half a million cedis.

Charles Gyamfi made the newly created Ahafo Region proud at the national ceremony held in the Volta regional capital, Ho.

Farming for 25 years, Mr. Gyamfi produces staples such as cassava, and maize plus garden eggs and a mix of citrus fruits.

 

He is also into cash crops and is a former national best cocoa farmer.

Charles Gyamfi is also into cocoa farming

His ventures into animal farming, an area government is keen to promote through the Rearing for Foods and Jobs programme, has been a huge success.

 

He rears cattle, goats and poultry, has five boxes of bee hives and a fish pond.

 

His prosperity allows him to do more charity work, providing funds to enroll hundreds of residents onto the National Health Insurance Scheme.

 

His wealth is helping people get health.

 

 Charles Gyamfi has also donated hundred bags of cement for the construction of a clinic in his community.

 

The father of five is also the boss of more than hundred employees.

 

Mr. Gyamfi takes over from the 2018 winner, James Obeng Boateng who hails from the Bono East Region.

The Bono East and Ahafo regions were carved out of the Brong Ahafo region.

It means the Bono and Ahafo enclave has dominated the list of winners of the National Awards for three years running.

The Ashanti region has produced eight winners and almost added a ninth but ended up picking the 1st runner up award.

It was given to Nana Yaw Sarpong Serebour.

Abdulai Atiku Seidu who farms in the Upper West Region, took the 2nd Runner-Up position

 Ayuba Jibrila from the Ashanti Region walked away as the national best youth farmer.

 

Philomena Tenge from the Eastern Region won the national best female farmer.

Source The Ghana Report|Edwin Appiah

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