The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) launched the 37th edition of the National Farmers’ Day at a short ceremony at the Forecourt of Ministry of Food and Agriculture Head Office, Accra. on Wednesday 29th September 2021.
This year’s celebrations is slated for the 29th of November to the 3rd of December 2021 at Cape Coast, Central Region. The theme for celebrations is Planting for Food and Jobs – Consolidating Food Systems in Ghana.
The celebrations will start on the 29th of November 2021, with an Agricultural Fair, Exhibition and Regional Focus Days. On 2nd December will be the ADB Farmers’ Forum, with a climax of a Grand Durbar and Award Ceremony on Friday December 2021. H. E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is the Special Guest of Honour.
Launching the farmers’ day, was the Chairman of the Council of State & Paramount Chief of the Juaben Traditional Area, Nana Otuo Siriboe II, He urged Government to Highlight the opportunities in the agriculture sector to attract the youth.
According to him Agric business is developing rapidly on the back of technology and that it was a said view of the youth that employment is only when one gets engaged in an office environment.
He commended farmers and fisher men for living above the coronavirus pandemic disruption to the farming season and continuously putting food on the table of Ghanaians at a time the immune system was most important in combating the disease.
He also said It is important to keep reminding ourselves that the farmers of this country, play a pivotal role in national development, and are indeed indispensable when it comes to our sustenance as a people. It is hard to imagine our fate if there were no farmers to provide our food and nutritional needs for our healthy growth and development.
He further appealed to Corporate Ghana and well-meaning Ghanaians to generously support this Year’s Farmers’ Day Celebration, “If there was any time in the Country’s history that farmers must be best appreciated, I believe that time is now’’.