Ghana Rainfall Report for Cocoa Regions, Sept. 1-10

The following are rainfall figures for selected areas of Ghana, the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer, from Sept. 1 to Sept. 10, 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 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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