Elder Seth Kyei Gyasi of The Kushea District of The Church of Pentecost has been adjudged the Overall Best Farmer in the Assin North District.
This recognition took place during the 39th National Best Farmer Award Celebration held at Assin Asempanaye on Friday, December 1, 2023.
For his achievement, Elder Seth Kyei Gyasi received a Tricycle, a Knapsack Sprayer, bags of fertilizer, and other farm inputs.
Another member of The Church of Pentecost, Mrs. Naomi Yeboah of the Assin Bereku District of the Church, also received the award for the “Best Farmer in Non-Traditional Crops” category, acknowledging her work in Beekeeping and Agro Processing.
Addressing the gathering, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Assin North District, Honorable Charles Ohene Andoh, congratulated all the award winners and appreciated the work of farmers across the District and beyond.
He emphasised the vital role of farmers in providing food and recognised their contribution to food security and the sustenance of life.
The DCE highlighted challenges facing the agricultural sector, including land ownership issues, limited market and financial access, climate change effects, post-harvest losses, high input costs, and low return on investment.
He urged greater appreciation for farmers facing such challenges and stressed the importance of adopting smart agricultural practices in response to global climate change.
The annual event, attended by chiefs, residents, farmers, department heads, security services, and religious leaders in the Assin North District, centered around the theme “Delivering Smart Solutions for Sustainable Food Security and Resilience.”
Report by Pastor Samuel Avornyo (Assin Foso Area Reporter)