Mr Charles Gyamfi, a 58-year-old farmer has been crowned the 35th National Best Farmer.
Mr. Gyamfi is from Tano North District of the Ahafo Region. He has 25 years’ experience in farming.
He operates a highly diversified farm which comprises 500 acres of cocoa, 10 acres of cassava, 4 acres of yam, 20 acres of cocoyam, 60 acres of maize, 16.5 acres of garden eggs, 10 acres of oil palm, 30 acres of plantain, 25 acres of citrus and 75 acres of cashew and 20 acres of teak. 75 cattle, 28 goats, 2,000 layers, 5 beehives, 3 fishponds and 1,000 snails.
He is married with five children. He took home a cheque of GHS 536,000 among other rewards.
His farm employs 158 workers of which 38 are full-time employees with 120 casual workers and one family member.
His farm is a global model farm and sells his produce in the local and foreign markets within the sub-region.
Abdulai Atiku Seidu was the 1st runner up from the Upper West Region and the 2nd runner-up was Nana Yaw Sarpong Serebuo from the Ashanti Region, they both received car from the Ghana government and special prizes from Vodafone Ghana.
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