Every country has specific holidays. We’ll be explaining some holidays specific to Ghana in the upcoming time, starting with Farmer’s Day.
National Farmer’s Day
From 1988 and onwards the first friday of every december is known as Farmer’s Day, it’s to honour the farmers and fishers in Ghana. The event acknowledges the vital position Farmers and Fishers occupy. The programme of activities usually planned for the celebration include (source: mofa.gov.gh):
- 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.