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 77.6 Bogoso 39.2 Enchi 22.7 Ashanti Region: Kumasi 36.8 Agogo 34.3 Effiduase 27.7 Obuasi 68.5 Ashanti Bekwai n/a Konongo n/a Brong Ahafo Region: Sunyani 42.5 Bechem 40.0 Goaso 54.2 Dormaa Ahenkro n/a Eastern Region: Koforidua 29.6 Akim Oda 60.9 Tafo n/a Nkawkaw n/a Asamankese 47.4 Akropong Akwapim 88.3 Central Region: Agona Swedru n/a Twifo Praso 70.3 Dunkwa 44.1 Breman Asikuma 14.2
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