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District Best Farmer Underscores the Value of Agric As a Lucrative Venture

The 2017 Overall Best Vegetable Farmer for the Asuogyamang District and a resident of Akosombo in the Eastern Region of Ghana, Mr. Charles Yaw Anaafi has reiterated the role of agriculture as a very lucrative business that is fetching a lot of money for farmers and other stakeholders in the agricultural value chain.

Giving his background as a farmer, Mr. Anaafi said he started farming as a child with only seven (7) hectares of land which has now grown into a big farm and he is amazed at the wealth he enjoys.

“I started farming just for the past seven (7) years with one hectare of land but I can now boast of thirty seven and a half (37.5) hectares of vegetable farms that is fetching me a lot of money and I am surprised about the wealth I have accumulated within seven (7) years,” he asserted.

Most agric stakeholders have urged farmers to regard agriculture as a business and attach importance to their activities to improve their living conditions.

They emphasized that, agriculture was a lucrative venture practiced worldwide with its products having ready markets.

Speaking in an interview with Captain Adabugar during the Akuafo Sesen segment of the Morning Show to express his sentiments following his recognition as Asuogyaman’s best vegetable farmer, the mixed crop farmer said that he was very happy to be recognized by the District and the government as somebody who is working to feed the District and beyond.

He added that the award has driven him enough and he is going to put in the necessary efforts to go a step further by winning the regional or even possibly, the national best farmer in subsequent awards.

“The award has motivated me a lot and I am going to work hard to win the Eastern Regional Best Farmer or even the national best farmer in the coming years,” he anticipated.

Mr. Anaafi therefore advised the youth to go into farming to make a good living instead of regretting over a so-called absence of jobs in the country.

Source; Prince Paul Amuzu/www.ritefmonline.org/princeamuzu667@gmail.com

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