Delivering smart solution for sustainable food security and resilience -FARMERS DAY 2023

The Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly (LMKMA) on Friday 1st December 2023, held the 39th Edition of the Farmers Day Celebration at Ayermesu, a farming community within the municipality under the theme, “Delivering smart solution for sustainable food security and resilience “.

Fourteen (14) farmers in varied categories were gracefully rewarded for their hard work with Mr Henry Amoatey emerging as the Best Farmer in the Municipal Assembly.


On his part, Mr Amoatey expressed his gratitude to the Agriculture department and the management of the Assembly for recognizing his hard work and investment into the noble profession. Therefore, he urged youth to venture into farming and not deem it a punishment as it is profitable.

The Municipal Agriculture director in brief remarks applauded the awardees for their hard work and challenged them to climb the ladder of success and win an award at the regional level in subsequent years.

He also advised inhabitants to engage in backyard farming due to high inflationary pressure on food. He also mentioned the poor state of roads as one of the contributory factors to the high cost of food on the market and pleaded with the government to come to their aid.

The Municipal Chief Executive for the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly Hon. Simon Kwaku Tetteh commended the awardees for exhibiting hard work over the years.

He further added that their resilience and hard work over the years have resulted in them being celebrated on a memorable day.

Hon Simon revealed that the Government has hugely invested in agriculture under a component of Planting For Food And Jobs called the Planting For Export and Rural Development by providing registered farmers with three thousand (3,000) mango seedlings, Four thousand (4,000) coconut seedlings and thirty-seven thousand (37,000) oil palm seedlings amongst others.


The results-oriented MCE also mentioned that the Government under the leadership of Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo recently launched the second phase of the Planting for food and jobs to make the youth take center stage in farming.

He added that, with this phase, the government will make available mechanized farm inputs, storage facilities, a digitized platform for monitoring, and a ready market for the farmers after harvesting.

He however mentioned that the government is putting in place measures to resolve the challenges of the high cost of farm input, land ownership, and limited access to financial support amongst others.

Other dignitaries present at the August occasion were Heads of security agencies, Heads of departments and units, clergy, former awardees, and Assembly members.

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