The following are rainfall figures for selected areas of Ghana, the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer, from Jan. 21 to Jan. 31, 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 to the west, is the world’s largest cocoa producer.
Weather Station Rainfall in Millimeters Western Region: Sefwi Bekwai 55.1 Bogoso 19.1 Enchi 0.0 Ashanti Region: Kumasi 48.1 Agogo 0.0 Effiduase 0.0 Obuasi 44.3 Ashanti Bekwai 28.3 Konongo 0.0 Brong Ahafo Region: Sunyani 1.0 Bechem 0.0 Goaso 32.8 Dormaa Ahenkro n/a Eastern Region: Koforidua 15.8 Akim Oda 32.0 Tafo n/a Nkawkaw n/a Asamankese 0.0 Akropong Akwapim 0.0 Central Region: Agona Swedru n/a Twifo Praso 4.7 Dunkwa 42.0 Breman Asikuma 3.8