A poultry farmer is elected Best breeder in Ayawaso Central


Mr. Kiven Leslie Nii Nunoo Larkai

Mr. Kiven Leslie Nii Nunoo Larkai, a 31-year-old poultry farmer based in Kotobabi, has been declared the best farmer in Ayawaso Central Municipality.

Mr. Larkai, who has been farming for two years, was given a tricycle, wheelbarrow, backpack sprayer, rubber boots, shovel / shovel, cutlass, agrochemicals, disinfectants, food, transport crates and a water tank for his efforts during the past year. .

In an interview with the Daily Graphic after receiving a token plaque and cutlass, Mr. Larkai urged young people to “put their energies into agribusiness because it pays.”

He added that for the next farming year he was looking to expand his farm so he could make more profit and win the national best farmer award.

The first place of finalist in the municipality went to the farmer Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim, who also received agricultural tools and a plaque as a reward.

Other winners

A total of 9 farmers and an agricultural extension worker from Ayawaso Central Municipality were awarded at the ceremony held at the Technical Training Center in Accra.

The winners included the best home gardener, Mr. Yaw Larbi Asare; Best farmer, Hajia Ayinahu Ibrahim; Best Institution in Agric, St John’s ANT JHS; Youth in Agric, Nana Yaw Safo Asante and best poultry farmer, Andrews Ocquaye.

The other winners were the best farmer, Mr. Abdulai Manbony, the best breeder, Tahiru Idris Osman and the best agricultural extension agent, Jacob Nii Ayikwei Aryee.

Coaching

In a speech at the ceremony, Ayawaso’s Central Food and Agriculture Director, Madam Martina Mensah, said that although the municipality is not a typical farming community, it can boast of have no less than 1,074 cattle, 1,400 goats, 20,000 birds, 1,052 sheep and many other varieties of crops and animals.

She said her department had trained more than 120 farmers in the past year in integrated pest management, climate-smart agriculture, animal housing, feed supplements and formulations, and food management. litter and biosecurity in poultry production.

“Over 200 dogs and cats have also been vaccinated against rabies while over 300 small ruminants have been vaccinated against PPR during the reporting period,” she said.

“Mr. Chairman, it is extremely gratifying that we Ghanaians have found it worthy to honor our men and women who through their discipline and hard work have excelled in their various fields of endeavor. We want the farmers gathered here to know that we appreciate your effort, persistence and stubborn will to succeed. ”

Appropriate theme

Ayawaso Central Municipal Director General (MCE) Alhaji Mohammed Quaye said the theme of this year’s celebration, “Planting for food and jobs; consolidating food systems in Ghana ”was appropriate as it reflected the need for Ghana’s agricultural production to match or even exceed its ever-growing population.

“We have to eat what we grow because of the rate at which our population is increasing and the rate at which food is imported into the country with hard currency,” Alhaji Quaye said.

Ayawaso Central Chief Municipal Executive (MCE), Alhaji Mohammed Quaye

“We must encourage our private investors who import these foods to channel their resources to the agricultural sector to promote the production of our local food.”

He said that as part of efforts to take advantage of opportunities in the agricultural sector, “the government since its inception has introduced and continues to give improved seeds and subsidized fertilizers to farmers to enable them to increase their production.”

“Other interventions by the Assembly and the Municipal Directorate of Agriculture include the provision of coconut seedlings to schools, households and institutions, the vaccination of cats and dogs against rabies, as well as the training of farmers in integrated pest management, feed formulation and post-harvest technologies. among others “.


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