Ghana Rainfall Report for Cocoa Regions, April 11-20
The following are rainfall figures for selected areas of Ghana, the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer, from April 11 to April 20, according to the Ghana Meteorological Agency.
The Western Region, which includes the towns of Sefwi Bekwai and Bogoso, is Ghana’s largest growing area for the chocolate ingredient, accounting for 55.3 percent of output, according to the Ghana Cocoa Board.
The Ashanti Region accounts for 17.9 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 51.3 Bogoso 64.0 Enchi 108.6 Ashanti Region: Kumasi 38.4 Agogo 64.0 Effiduase 43.4 Obuasi 149.7 Ashanti Bekwai n/a Konongo n/a Brong Ahafo Region: Sunyani 30.8 Bechem 109.5 Goaso 26.0 Dormaa Ahenkro n/a Eastern Region: Koforidua 17.9 Akim Oda 98.7 Tafo n/a Nkawkaw n/a Asamankese 52.1 Akropong Akwapim 30.7 Central Region: Agona Swedru n/a Twifo Praso 12.8 Dunkwa 232.5 Breman Asikuma 60.9
To contact the reporter on this story: Moses Mozart Dzawu in Accra at firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at email@example.com