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National Farmers Day 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

National Farmers' Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ghana celebrated on the first Friday in December.

It was instituted by the government in 1985 in response to a severe drought that had imposed serious burden on the country's farmers.

The holiday honors Ghana's farmers and fishers and their contribution to the nation's socioeconomic development.

The main commercial crops produced in Ghana are cocoa, palm oil, rubber, cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, and kenaf.

The main food crops are yams, cassava, and corn.

Farmers' Day was established after the drought of 1983 in order to acknowledge the achievements of farmers and encourage the recovery of agriculture.

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