Tarkwa Sets the Stage for the 39th National Farmers’ Day

By Riddy10 2 Min Read

Today, December 1, 2023, the vibrant atmosphere at the University of Mines and Technology in Tarkwa, Western Region, marks the 39th National Farmers’ Day celebration.

Anticipation is high as the event promises to usher in a new era for Ghana’s agricultural landscape.

Tanko Bagbara, the Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Agriculture, shared insights into the government’s commitment to transforming agriculture, making it more appealing to the youth.

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Bagbara emphasized a shift towards mechanized agriculture, envisioning a future of smart farming that reduces labor drudgery.

Tarkwa Sets the Stage for the 39th National Farmers' Day

In an interview with Citi FM, he outlined the ministry’s determination to make agriculture dignified and corporate, especially through the implementation of Planting for Food and Jobs Phase II.

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Bagbara further highlighted the Ministry’s long-term plans to end fertiliser importation by establishing local production.

The move aims to provide affordable and readily available fertilisers for Ghanaian farmers, ensuring sustainability and self-sufficiency in the agricultural sector.

As the 39th National Farmers’ Day celebration reaches its peak, attendees can anticipate a grand dinner, with President Akufo-Addo serving as the Guest of Honour.

Tarkwa Sets the Stage for the 39th National Farmers' Day

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The event symbolizes not only a celebration of the nation’s farmers but also a commitment to modernize and elevate Ghana’s agricultural practices, paving the way for a prosperous future.

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