A forty-two year old Robert Crenstil from the Central Region is the 2016 National Best Farmer.
He will receive a three bedroom fully furnished house sponsored by the Agricultural Development Bank at a location of his choice.
He was crowned at the national event at Kintampo where speaker after speaker advocated improved agriculture systems where the benefits will outweigh the negatives.
They were also commended for their efforts at feeding the nation.
President Mahama, whilst congratulating the farmers and fishers described them as the soul of the nation.
He acknowledged that through farmers, employment it created for many million people. He said Ghana is on track to achieving its dreams.
President Mahama denied suggestions that the agriculture sector is declining.
The President said a sector growing by 2.5% cannot be described as a sector that is declining. President Mahama said statistics this year shows much improve growth.
The Minister for Food and Agriculture, Alhaji Limuna Muniru, says a number of interventions are being put in place by government to reduce transactional cost in farming and increase profitability in order to step up growth.
The Minister for Fisheries, Madam Sherry Ayitey announced plans to start scholarship schemes and a project which will employ more than 75,000 Ghanaian youth.