The National Farmers Day is commemorated each year on the first Friday of December to honour our gallant Farmers and Fishers. The event acknowledges the vital position Farmers and Fishers occupy in the nations socio-economic development.
In particular, Ghana acknowledges farmers and fishers untiring efforts at feeding our growing population, providing raw materials to the nation’s industries, and contributing substantially to the nation’s foreign exchange earnings.
The programme of activities usually planned for the celebration include:
A National Farmers Forum at which the Award Winners are expected to interact with policy makers and experts on some technological advances in the agricultural sector and also make their views known..
Prizes are awarded to deserving farmers and fishers in order of best practices and outputs.
The Ministry has noted with pride interest shown by some organizations/institutions in agriculture and the linkage they provide to Farmers and Fishers by ensuring the availability of either credits, inputs for production or processing of produce to reduce post-harvest losses.
Besides, their continuous support of Farmers’ Day has enabled the Ministry to enhance the quality and quantity of prizes presented to the Award Winners.
It is in furtherance of this partnership that the Ministry recognizes and invite them to be major sponsors of the National Farmer’s Forum.
The category of sponsorship is listed below and benefits attached are enjoyed by them.
(i) Major Partner = GH¢10,000 and above
(ii) Diamond Sponsor = GH¢5,000 and above
(iii) Gold Sponsor = GH¢3,000 and above.
During the celebration, exhibition is mounted by institutions and individuals to show case and share new ideas on technological developments in the agricultural sector in line with our resolution to apply science and technology to modernize our agricultural landscape.
This culminates in the improvement of productivity and profitability of our operations by making follow-ups as regards these new ideas.