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 8.0 Bogoso 17.2 Enchi 14.5 Ashanti Region: Kumasi 8.4 Agogo n/a Effiduase 8.4 Obuasi n/a Ashanti Bekwai 6.3 Konongo n/a Brong Ahafo Region: Sunyani 23.8 Bechem 14.5 Goaso 18.0 Dormaa Ahenkro 8.8 Eastern Region: Koforidua 53.0 Akim Oda 8.5 Tafo n/a Nkawkaw n/a Asamankese 10.5 Akropong Akwapim 13.2 Central Region: Agona Swedru 20.9 Twifo Praso 21.6 Dunkwa 1.7 Breman Asikuma 2.5
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