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.
Ghana’s neighbor, Ivory Coast, is the world’s largest cocoa producer.
Weather Station Rainfall in Millimeters Western Region: Sefwi Bekwai 6.1 Bogoso 6.2 Enchi 80.4 Ashanti Region: Kumasi 1.5 Agogo n/a Effiduase 0.0 Obuasi 32.4 Ashanti Bekwai 26.5 Konongo n/a Brong Ahafo Region: Sunyani 4.0 Bechem 18.1 Goaso 62.4 Dormaa Ahenkro 15.6 Eastern Region: Koforidua 37.2 Akim Oda 5.7 Tafo n/a Nkawkaw n/a Asamankese 19.4 Akropong Akwapim 3.6 Central Region: Agona Swedru 0.0 Twifo Praso 18.0 Dunkwa 19.3 Breman Asikuma 9.4
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