Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest cocoa producer, will replant 30,000 hectares (74,131 acres) of aging trees with a variety that produces pods within 18 months, said Tiemoko Yo, director of the National Center for Agronomic Research.
As many as 15,000 farmers will benefit from the program, he said in Yamoussoukro, the capital, today. The distribution of the new seeds started this month and will finish in late December, Yo said.
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