A 60-year old mango farmer, Ben Adjetey Adjei, has been adjudged the National Best Farmer for this year.
Mr. Adejei who hails from the Greater Accra Region, cultivates various degrees of crops including a larger mango plantation in his home region.
The over 14 years of experience farmer for his prize, took home a three-bedroom self contain sponsored by the Agricultural Development Bank, GH¢5,000 insurance cover and a trip to the United Kingdom, among others.
The First Runner Up went to Mr. Maxwell Akadem from Volta Region, whiles the Second Runner Up slot went to a 41-year old Eric Midose from the Eastern Region.
The 1st and 2nd runner ups award winners were respectively presented with tractors, a 4×4 pick-ups as well as farming implements.
The 26th National Farmers Day held in the Somanya in Eastern Region attracted several government officials, corporate institutions and some development partners amid fanfare.
The President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills was among a host of other dignitaries within and outside Ghana.
The colourful ceremony also witnessed several petty traders, particularly vendors doing brisk business.
More than 800 farmers and fishermen trouped to the durbar amid the display of their work and achievement over the years and with a common desire to help Government achieve food security in the country.
The National Farmers Day on every 1st Friday in December each year seeks to honour Ghanaian farmers and fishermen for their hard work and dedication to ensuring food sufficiency in Ghana, especially at a time when there is a global concern of food insecurity.