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Ghana Rainfall Report for Cocoa Regions, Feb. 21-29

March 05, 2012

The following are rainfall figures for selected areas of Ghana, the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer, from Feb. 21 to Feb. 29, 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.

The Ivory Coast, which neighbors Ghana, is the world’s largest cocoa producer.

Weather Station          Rainfall in Millimeters

Western Region:
Sefwi Bekwai              77.6
Bogoso                    39.2
Enchi                     22.7

Ashanti Region:
Kumasi                    36.8
Agogo                     34.3
Effiduase                 27.7
Obuasi                    68.5
Ashanti Bekwai            n/a
Konongo                   n/a

Brong Ahafo Region:
Sunyani                   42.5
Bechem                    40.0
Goaso                     54.2
Dormaa Ahenkro            n/a

Eastern Region:
Koforidua                 29.6
Akim Oda                  60.9
Tafo                      n/a
Nkawkaw                   n/a
Asamankese                47.4
Akropong Akwapim          88.3
Central Region:
Agona Swedru              n/a
Twifo Praso               70.3
Dunkwa                    44.1
Breman Asikuma            14.2

To contact the reporter on this story: Moses Mozart Dzawu in Accra at mdzawu@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net


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