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When is National Farmer's Day?
How long until Farmer's Day?
|This holiday next takes place in 359 Days.|
Dates of Farmer's Day
|In 1988, the first Friday of every December was set aside by the government as Farmers' Day and is celebrated as a statutory Public Holiday|
National Farmer’s Day is a statutory public holiday in Ghana observed on the first Friday of December.
In election years, the Farmer's Day celebration is held on the first Friday of November.
History of National Farmer's Day
Since 1998, the first Friday in December has been set aside to honour farmers and fishermen for their efforts in feeding the nation and vital contributions towards the growth of the Ghanaian economy.
A programme of activities takes place to mark the day including prizes which are awarded to deserving farmers and fishers in order of best practices and outputs. A National Farmers Forum takes place at which the award winners can meet policy makers and experts on technological advances in the agricultural sector and also make their views known.
This holidays reflects the importance of agriculture in Ghana. According to the CIA World Factbook, Agriculture accounts for about 20% of GDP and employs more than half of the workforce, mainly small landholders.
Each year the Minister of the Interior declares this day as a statutory Public Holiday and urges the public across the country to observe it as such.