The 39th Adaklu District Farmers' Day celebration at Adaklu Torda saw Adaklu Kpodzi Basic School emerge victorious, securing the title of the best school garden.
The school was awarded two knapsack spraying machines, machetes, weedicides, and Wellington boots for their outstanding achievement.
The coveted overall district best farmer award was bestowed upon Mr. Moses Ekpe of Adaklu Anfoe.
His prize package included a tricycle, two knapsack spraying machines, cutlasses, wellington boots, and weedicides.
Madam Juliana Kpedekpo, Adaklu District Chief Executive, emphasized the pivotal role of agriculture in the economy, stating, “Agriculture has become the driving force of the economy.”
She highlighted government initiatives to provide farmers with essential tools and seeds to boost yields.
Encouraging the youth to view agribusiness as a serious venture, Mad. Kpedekpo disclosed the presence of a Korean delegation establishing a food processing factory in the district.
She urged local farmers to capitalize on this opportunity, particularly in expanding vegetable cultivation.
Mad. Eugenia Nana-Bruce, Adaklu District Director of Agriculture, underscored the broader role of farmers as stewards of the land.
She advocated for a combination of traditional wisdom and modern innovations to achieve sustainable food security.
Additionally, she called on the government to invest in smart agricultural practices, provide access to the latest technologies, and empower farmers with modern farming methods.
Togbe Agumedra Afehe VII, Chief of Adaklu Torda, chaired the event and drew attention to the challenging state of roads in the district.
He appealed to the government for road upgrades, enabling farmers to transport their produce to market centers.
The celebration, themed “Delivering Smart Solutions for Sustainable Food Security and Resilience,” highlighted the importance of innovation and resilience in achieving long-term agricultural sustainability.