Ghana National Farmers' Day

Ghana National Farmers' Day is a national holiday in the Republic of Ghana. It is an annual celebration of farmers and fishermen, celebrated on the first Friday of December.[1]

The 26th National Farmers Day celebration in the Ashanti region, Ghana (2010)

BackgroundEdit

Every year, Ghana acknowledges farmers and fishermen's efforts for the following reasons:[1]

ObservanceEdit

On National Farmers' Day, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana gives special awards to deserving farmers and fishermen based on their practices and output. Also, a National Farmers Forum takes place for award winners to meet with policy makers.[1]

Agriculture in AfricaEdit

Agriculture is essential for African growth. It employs 65 percent of Africa's labor force and accounts for 32 percent of gross domestic product.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ministry of Food and Agriculture - Republic of Ghana
  2. Fact sheet: the World Bank and Agriculture in Africa