2011 Best Farmer Receives Prize from ADBApr 15 2014
The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has presented a GH¢ 108,000 three bedroom house to the 2011 National Best Farmer, Mr. Ignatius Agbo, at Old Ningo in the Greater Accra Region.
ADB financed the construction of the house as part of the package for Mr. Agbo when he was adjudged the best farmer at the 27th National Farmers’ Day.
The Managing Director of ADB, Mr. Stephen Kpordzih, said the bank’s continuous support to the National Farmers’ Daywas motivated by the fact that it shared the vision of the government to boost agricultural production and productivity.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr. Clement Kofi Humado recounted the history of the awards and indicated how they had improved from the presentation of machetes, wellington boots and radio sets to award winners at its inception in 1985 through to single cabin pick-ups, double cabin pick-ups or fully mounted tractors to the now soft-furnished three-bedroom houses.
He commended ADB for persistently providing a residence for the best farmer each year.