TECH oriented farmer adjudged ‘Best Farmer’

Curtis-Shyne Aboetaka known as “internet farmer” has been adjudged the Best Farmer in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region.

Aboetaka is said to use the internet for information on new methods of farming and marketing of crops.

A total of 13 other farmers also picked awards in various categories at the 35th Farmers’ Day celebration in Bakpa Avedo.

Mr. Aboetaka took home a tricycle, a pair of wellington boots, six cutlasses, one knapsack sprayer, six tins of tuna and a certificate of honour.

The rest of farmers received items including table top refrigerators, pairs of wellington boots, cutlasses, knapsap sprayer and certificates.

Meanwhile, Aboetaka has said it was important for farmers and other agriculture experts to rely on the internet for sustainable farming.

“We are in the technological age and almost every information, be it good or bad is on the internet. It is imperative that we adopt modern methods of farming to get higher yields” he said.

The celebration was on the theme, “Enhancing Small Scale Agriculture Towards Agribusiness Development” and it attracted many chiefs, school children, and civil and public workers.

Mr Ruben Adase, Central Tongu District Director of Ministry of Food and Agriculture, said the District supported farmers under the Government’s Planting for Food and Job Programme where 1165 maize farmers benefited from subsided fertilizer.

He said Agric officers also organized 52 workshops for farmers on new crops and congratulated the farmers for their achievement and promised that measures were in place to address all problems faced by farmers in the District.