A 55-year-old farmer, Solomon Kwadwo Kusi, was awarded the best national farmer for 2020 at a ceremony held in Techiman in the Bono East region.
Mr. Kusi has been involved in agriculture since 2010, producing crops and livestock farms ranging from tubers, cereals, vegetables, plantation crops, cattle, lawnmowers, pigs, rabbits, wood species, etc.
The Jomoro district farmer, a holder of a secondary school certificate, also owns 82 boxes of beehives colonized by bees and snails and ten (10) ponds with tilapia and catfish.
His farm employs a total of 225 workers, including 105 full-time employees and 120 occasional employees, all of whom show a thorough knowledge of farming.
He was awarded a total sum of Gh ¢ 570,000 by the Agricultural Development Bank of Ghana (ADB), which took over from Charles Gyamfi from the Ahafo region, who emerged as the winner at the 35th edition of the event in 2019.
The award-winning farmer is seen as a role model in the farming community. Given his successes, Mr. Kusi is seen by Jomoro’s youth as an epitome of work ethic and a source of motivation.
A member of the Ankasa Conservation Fish Farmer’s Association, the father of nine (9), has won numerous major awards in the past. They include National Best Tree Crop Farmer 2018 and District Best Fish Farmer in 2015.
Considered a philanthropist, he has, among other social duties, built three (3) mechanized boreholes, in collaboration with Jomoro Member of Parliament, Paul Essien, for the communities of Fanti Newtown, Nyamebekyere, and Awiafutu Junction.
The National Best Farmer 2020 also sponsored the classification of a 5-kilometer power road from Mile 5 to Kusikrom and Tweako-Navrongo in 2014.
Its farms are located in Kusikrom, Nanakrom, Nyamekwame, and Tikobo No. 1, as well as in the Tweako Navrongo communities of the Jomoro District in the western region.
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