Dr. Kwabena Darko: No. 1 Richest Farmer In Ghana Popular Biography - May 2023

Dr. Kwabena Darko: No. 1 Richest Farmer in Ghana Popular Biography

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By Samuel Ansah

Last Updated April 18, 2023

Who is Dr. Kwabena?

Dr. Kwabena Darko is recognized as the King of Poultry. He is a well-known entrepreneur, religious clergyman, and former politician. He owns Darko Farms, which is known for its high-quality day-old chicks, eggs, and chicken meat.

Dr. Kwabena Darko

How old is Rev Dr. Darko?

79 years. He was born on October 23, 1942.

Who is the CEO of Darko Farms?

Darko Farms is headed by Dr. Darko and is one of Ghana’s most successful poultry companies. Darko farms supply more than half of Ghana’s day-old chickens as well as a significant amount of the country’s table eggs and dressed chicken.

How did Darko Farms start?

In the late 1950s, he studied agriculture at the Ruppin Institute with a major in poultry science. His interest in poultry was sparked by his young age’s involvement in assisting his mother’s small chicken farm. With the advanced skills he received at the Ruppin Institute, he returned to Ghana to expand the family’s 5,000-bird business to 100,000 egg-laying birds.

Honours and Awards for outstanding contributions

He was awarded the Grand Medal Order of the Volta, National Award for Agriculture Contributions in 1978. The Republic of Ghana’s Order of the Volta is a prestigious order. It was established in 1960 and is given to those who have rendered great contributions to the country. He has earned various accolades, the most significant of which are listed here.

YearDr. Kwabena Darko Honours
1978Honorary Certificate for Selfless Devotion to Charity by Christian Voluntary Society
1982Award by Ghana Animal Science Association for Outstanding Contribution to the Association
1984Best Farmer Award, Royal Agriculture Show, London
1985Honorary Member, Ghana Science Association
1986National Best Poultry Farmer
2002Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree by KNUST 

Positions held by Darko Farms CEO

YearDr. Kwabena Darko Positions
1969 – PresentChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Darko Farms
2003 – PresentChancellor, Regent University College of Science and Technology 
1994–PresentMember, Nominating Committee of the African Prize for Leadership
1994–PresentChairman, Sinapi Aba Trust

Successful farmers in Ghana

Darko Farms Limited was founded by Dr. Darko, a Ghanaian entrepreneur. He began farming as a teenager and developed his business from the ground up, becoming one of Ghana’s most successful farmer.

Dr. Darko net worth

Kwabena Darko’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $10 million. 

Source: PoultryABC.com
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