Sefwi Attaboka (WN/R),- The Sefwi Bodi District Office of the Cocoa Health and Extension Division (CHED) of COCOBOD distributed over 590,000 cocoa seedlings to 2,584 cocoa farmers in the District in 2021.
Mr Ignatius Akwasi Amankwah, the District Chief Executive (DCE) made this known during the 37th National Farmers Day celebration held at Sefwi Attaboka.
He said a total of 175 youth were also recruited and trained to undertake hand pollination of cocoa trees on 910 farms covering over 364 acres.
This year’s Farmers Day celebration was on the theme “Planting for Food and Jobs-Consolidating food systems in Ghana”.
The DCE enumerated some successes chalked by Government policies in agriculture such as the Planting for Food and Jobs, Youth in Agriculture, Planting for Food and Investment among others.
He admonished the youth in the District to show interest in agriculture and go into it to earn a decent living.
He congratulated the award winners for their hard work and their determination to feed the people of Ghana.
A total of 20 deserving farmers were awarded assorted prizes ranging from wellington boots and cutlasses to motor tricycles.
Nana Kwame Somiah, Chief of Sefwi Attaboka emerged as the overall best farmer in the District.
Nana Somiah, who owns Cocoa, cocoyam, yam, and plantain farms, is also into the rearing of pigs, goats, rabbits, and sheep.
He was presented with a tricycle, certificate of honour, knapsack spraying machine, half piece wax print cloth, and cutlasses.
Source: Ghana News Agency