The Western region, which includes the towns of Sefwi Bekwai and Bogoso, is Ghana’s largest growing area for the chocolate ingredient, accounting for 55 percent of output, according to the Ghana Cocoa Board.
The Ashanti region accounts for 18 percent of production, while Brong Ahafo generates 9.3 percent, the Eastern region 8.6 percent and the Central region 8.8 percent. Volta accounts for 0.1 percent, the board said.
The Ivory Coast, which neighbors Ghana, is the world’s largest cocoa producer.
Weather Station Rainfall in Millimeters Western Region: Sefwi Bekwai 53.2 Bogoso 65.7 Enchi 43.8 Ashanti Region: Kumasi 71.5 Agogo 97.5 Effiduase 113.7 Obuasi 112.0 Ashanti Bekwai n/a Konongo 92.8 Brong Ahafo Region: Sunyani 62.6 Bechem 81.7 Goaso 61.2 Dormaa Ahenkro n/a Eastern Region: Koforidua 95.9 Akim Oda 72.9 Tafo n/a Nkawkaw n/a Asamankese 74.3 Akropong Akwapim 165.9 Central Region: Agona Swedru n/a Twifo Praso 76.1 Dunkwa 122.1 Breman Asikuma 123.1
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