Assin South District joined eight other districts to commemorate the Regional Farmers’ day at Ajumako in the Central region.

The Districts are Mfantsiman, Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa, Gomoa East, Gomoa West, Ekumfi, Agona West, Cape Coast and Ajumako Enyan Essiam.

It was under the theme ‘Delivering smart solutions for sustainable food security and resilience’.

The Central Regional Minister Mrs. Justina Marigold Assan in her address said the government program Planting for Food and Jobs has made notable successes in the utilisation of fertilizer, adoption of improved seeds and good agronomic practices that have resulted in an increase in productivity.

She noted that a five-year project involving 514 farmers belonging to 11 farmer based organizations located in nine communities in five Districts is currently being implemented to improve rice value chain in the Central Region.

The project is supported by the government of South Korea represented by Korean International Corporation Agency (KOICA).

She added that the government has intensified the fight against illegal and unregulated fishing activities in the fisheries sector.

A lecturer Mr. George Lawson was declared the Regional Best farmer. He was awarded a HIJET Truck, refrigerator, mattress, spraying machine, wellington boots, cutlasses among others.

In his speech Mr. Lawson who is a Senior Journalist stressed that the development of agriculture should be a collective effort. He also advised the youth to venture into agriculture to help develop the country.

For Assin South District a Customs Officer Mr. Emmanuel Tweneboah Andam was adjudged overall best farmer. He received a double door chest freezer, spraying machine, wellington boots and cutlasses among others.