Vegetable Farmer wins Miss Agriculture 2019

Newly-Crowned Queen: Miss Agriculture Ghana 2019

A vegetable farmer in Ahwerem, a farming community in the Ashanti Region, Margaret Afriyie also known as Midwife Farmer has been crowned the 2019 Miss Agriculture queen.

The newly-crowned Agriculture queen, who is also a midwife, battled it out with thirteen other ladies to win a cash prize and the ultimate Crown.

The finale of the Miss Agriculture project pageant took place at the MJ Grand Hotel on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

Portia Mensah Bonsu an extension officer and cocoa farmer , Edwina Anaba a palm kennel oil producer were announced as the first and second runners-up, respectively.

Margaret (middle), Portia (right) and Anaba (left)

Eleven other contestants together with these queens before the grand finale on Saturday, for weeks, were taken through rigorous grooming sessions (entrepreneurship, financial empowerment, industrial trip, communication skills, personal outlook and projects) and survived evictions to prove their worth as the next Miss Agriculture queen.

Contestants each week had a task to fulfill in other to survive eviction

On the finale, 14 contestants battled it out as they shared their various agricultural projects they have designed to embark on if they win the ultimate crown.

The judges, Paulina Addy (WIAD-MoFA), Ligaya Diaz (USDA Amplifies Ghana), Sir Laud Aikins (ghsell.com) and Nana Kojo Ghansah (Pamhy3bykojo)

Mr. Michael Boateng, GIZ ATVET Country Director, observed keenly as the 14 finalists took turns to share their ideas and answer questions thrown at them, for the cash prize, the farmers day trip and the very enviable Miss Agriculture Ghana crown.

Gyamfua, one of the contestants, was announced Best video for ghsell.com and Best video Bel-aqua was taken by the winner Afriyie.

Emmanuella, a student of KNUST was crowned “Obaasima 2019” and most eloquent contestant whiles Emilia, an integrated pig farmer, won the Most disciplined contestant.

Anaba, the 2nd Runner up, was announced the Best talent as Portia the 1st Runner up as Most Influential.

Abena a horticulturist and contestant was also voted by the delegates as Miss Congeniality. This award was given to the contestant who was fun to be with.

The Artist who performed at the event was Eba_official of the popular gospel hit Balm of Gilead.

Sponsors for this year were: GHsell.com, Empire State Hotel, Kusaka Restaurant, casa de Ropa, Amplifies Ghana, MBC Africa and Bel-aqua Mineral Water and beverages with support from the Women in Agricultural Development under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

Agricinghana Media is a Media Partner.

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