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Mr Isaac Ashai Odamten, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, has said the government would always partner farmers to achieve food security.

An exhibition of farm produce at the 2010 Farmers' Day celebration in the Ashanti Region
An exhibition of farm produce at the 2010 Farmers’ Day celebration in the Ashanti Regionfar

Ghanaian farmers, he said, were hardworking and visionary and had, therefore, made agriculture the greatest support for national development since independence.
Mr Odamten was addressing the Tema Metropolitan National Farmers? Day Celebration on the theme, ?Eat What We Grow?.
He said various irrigation dams throughout the country had been revived to boost agriculture, while extension officers were intensifying their field work to help farmers to adopt appropriate technologies to increase their yields.
?More agricultural training schools and programmes are in full swing as farm inputs are supplied to farmers,? he said. ?We are optimistic of a bright future.?
He called for the protection of the Sakumo Ramsar Site, which is being encroached by developers and refuse collectors, saying, it is one of the most important farmlands in the Tema Metropolis.
Mr Gabriel Akotia was adjudged the Metro?s Overall Best Farmer.
Mr Akotia has six fish ponds in the Sakumo Ramsar Site and many acres of Mango, Tomato, Okro and others within the Metropolis.

GNA

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