Profile of 3rd National Best Farmer 2014

Name                                                   :           Yaw Gyan

Age                                                     :           61 years

Name of Farm                                     :           Botim Farms

Community                                         :           Tainso/Wenchi (Droboso)

District                                                            :           Tain District

Region                                                 :           Brong Ahafo

Marital Status                                      :           Married

No. of Children                                   :           6 Children

No. of Permanent Workers                 :           15

No. of Casual Workers                       :           30

ENTERPRISES DATA

CROPS 1.      Mango                                                       300 acres

2.      Cashew                                                         20 acres

3.      Citrus                                                             10 acres

4.      Coconut                                                         1 acres

5.      Oil palm                                                         2 acres

6.      Avocado Pear                                              1 acres

7.      Teak                                                             10 acres

8.      Cassava                                                         10 acres

9.      Pawpaw                                                         1 acres

10.  Pineapple                                                    2 acres

11.  Plantain                                                         1 acres

12.  Yam                                                                 5 acres

13.  Pepper                                                          1 acres

14.  Garden eggs                                                 1 acres

15.  Maize                                                           20 acres

16.  Soya Bean                                                    1 acre

17.  Cowpea                                                         1 acres

 

LIVESTOCK Goats                                                                       10

Sheep                                                                       20

Cattle                                                                    14

Pigs                                                                           15

Cat                                                                             1

Layers   ( sold spent layers, yet to stock)       1000

FISHERIES Fish Ponds                                                               4
MACHINERY 1.      Tractors and accessories                           2

2.      Nissan pickup                                               1

3.      Water Pump                                                 2

4.      Pruning Saw                                                 1

5.      Dormer machine                                         1

6.      Wheel barrows                                               2

7.      Sanitation facilities                                     2

8.      Maize Sheller                                                 1

9.      Motor Bike                                                     2

10.  Farm Houses                                                   3

11.  Farm Agro-chemical store                         1

NON-TRADITIONAL Bee-hives                                                                   20
OTHERS Mango Nursery                                                50,000

PREVIOUS AWARDS

  • 2004   Reg. Best Agro-Forestry Farmer.
  • 2006   District Best Farmer (Wenchi District)
  • 2010 District Best Mango Farmer (Tain District)
  • 2011 Regional Best Mango Farmer
  • 2012   District Best Farmer (Tain District)

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTIES

He is currently sponsoring 6 Children at the SSS

He also supports 75 out-growers in mango

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