Preparations are well underway as the ancient city of Cape Coast, the central regional capital, warms up to host the 37th annual National Farmers Day celebration under the theme “Planting for Food and Jobs; consolidating food systems in Ghana ”.
The event to be honored by the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as guest of honor, and Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II, the Omanhen of the traditional area of Oguaa as president is scheduled for Sunday November 28 to Friday December 03 at the Parc du Collège Adisadel.
While the venue gets a massive facelift ahead of the event, most of the city’s hotels are fully booked.
The national event includes a week-long agricultural exhibition and trade fair and the Farmer’s Market Initiative, where farmers would showcase their products directly to consumers on the site. It is about giving consumers the opportunity to buy good quality products at low prices, from sources they can trace.
The opening of the National Agricultural Fair and Exhibition will allow the 16 regions to present their rich culture, agricultural products, agricultural products and machinery.
The Ghanaian News Agency (GNA) observed that work was underway to clear the main streets and that the dusty road leading to the main site of the event was being repaired.
Dr Peter Omega, regional director of agriculture, in an interview with the GNA, said the winners would undergo a medical screening exercise at the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) upon arrival.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) would present four winners from each region, while others would be awarded by the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture and the Ghana Cocoa Board.
The winners are said to have visited selected industrial and tourist sites, including R and B farms and the Twifo oil palm plantation, he added.
On Thursday 02 December, Dr Omega said that AfDB will engage the winners in an advocacy forum on relevant technical issues and how to access funds to grow their businesses, while interacting and learning from each other. . He urged everyone to actively participate in the event to promote good networking and strengthen ties.