Deputy minister: Contribution of farmers to national development cannot be underestimated

This year’s Farmers' Day celebration comes off in Cape Coast in the Central Region

Yaw Frimpong Addo, deputy minister for agriculture and chairman for the National Planning Committee has called on corporate Ghana to augment the government’s effort in developing agriculture in the country.

According to him, agribusiness is developing in other parts of the world on the back of private partnerships between the state and corporate organisations, hence the need for the private sector inclusion in the sector.

“The whole week celebration entails first of all the official opening of this year’s Farmers’ Day Week and then the regional exhibitions will follow. There will be visits to the awardees of certain areas in the Central Region especially agric related industries,” he added.

He also touched on this year’s Farmers’ Day in Cape Coast where he expressed optimism about the success of the 37th edition to be held in the region. He outlined the programme for the week-long celebration.

“There will also be a farmers’ forum on Thursday that is sponsored by Agricultural Development Bank (ADB). The regional exhibition begins Monday (29 November), Tuesday and Wednesday. Friday is the climax where the president will give out the prizes to the award winners,’’ he added.

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