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.
Ivory Coast, which neighbors Ghana, is the world’s largest cocoa producer.
Weather Station Rainfall in Millimeters Western Region: Sefwi Bekwai 71.1 Bogoso 126.0 Enchi 146.5 Ashanti Region: Kumasi 171.0 Agogo n/a Effiduase 101.2 Obuasi 225.9 Ashanti Bekwai n/a Konongo n/a Brong Ahafo Region: Sunyani 90.6 Bechem 82.1 Goaso 88.3 Dormaa Ahenkro 62.5 Eastern Region: Koforidua 72.1 Akim Oda 137.6 Tafo n/a Nkawkaw n/a Asamankese 161.7 Akropong Akwapim 35.5 Central Region: Agona Swedru 119.3 Twifo Praso 36.8 Dunkwa 182.6 Breman Asikuma 137.6
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