Ghana Rainfall Report for Cocoa Regions, May 11-20

The following are rainfall figures for selected areas of Ghana, the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer, from May 11 to May 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              15.4
Bogoso                    n/a
Enchi                     40.3

Ashanti Region:
Kumasi                    97.2
Agogo                     79.5
Effiduase                 96.1
Obuasi                    56.3
Ashanti Bekwai            n/a
Konongo                   n/a

Brong Ahafo Region:
Sunyani                   97.4
Bechem                    104.0
Goaso                     84.5
Dormaa Ahenkro            44.6

Eastern Region:
Koforidua                 57.8
Akim Oda                  64.9
Tafo                      n/a
Nkawkaw                   n/a
Asamankese                64.9
Akropong Akwapim          110.1
Central Region:
Agona Swedru              n/a
Twifo Praso               75.6
Dunkwa                    2.4
Breman Asikuma            59.5

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