The following are rainfall figures for selected areas of Ghana, the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer, from Aug. 11 to Aug. 20, 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 10.8 Bogoso 10.2 Enchi 8.5 Ashanti Region: Kumasi 0.9 Agogo n/a Effiduase 0.0 Obuasi 21.3 Ashanti Bekwai 1.0 Konongo n/a Brong Ahafo Region: Sunyani 0.3 Bechem 0.0 Goaso 0.0 Dormaa Ahenkro 0.7 Eastern Region: Koforidua 10.6 Akim Oda 1.0 Tafo n/a Nkawkaw n/a Asamankese 7.3 Akropong Akwapim 7.6 Central Region: Agona Swedru 18.7 Twifo Praso 1.4 Dunkwa 8.2 Breman Asikuma 5.9