The Administrative Director of Kent Farms, Richard Addison has been adjudged the Agriculture and Agro processing Man of the Year at the 2020 Forty Under Forty Awards held Friday night, at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel.
A 50-acre rice farm which commenced as a 30 acre in the Sharma District in 2014 hires over one hundred locals from land preparation, planting, harvesting, and milling to transporting produce to the market.
Kent Farms obtained this huge land at Sharma and Tarkwa District to process a variety of food crops to meet local satisfaction.
The purpose of Mr. Addison and his crew at Kent Farms is to produce Ghanaian staples in big portions to lessen the importation of Food crops in the country.
He is passionate to see the teenagers venturing into the agricultural sector.
Through ‘The Richard Addison Foundation’, he has supplied clean drinking water to communities as well as toilet facilities for groups in need.
He additionally has a few students within the Takoradi area on an academic scholarship and engaged some others in the field of art.
Mr. Addison who’s the brain behind Kent Farms believes that the brand new Africa would have to take agriculture a bit more severely if it’s looking at growing its economies and looking after her people and even the world.
The 40 Under 40 Awards is a scheme set to spot, honor and celebrate a cross-section of the nation’s most influential and accomplished young business leaders under the age 40 from a extensive range of industries, who’re dedicated to business growth, professional excellence, and community service and have risen the ranks in their companies or industries at a relatively younger age because of this.