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Ghana’s Rainfall Report for Cocoa Regions, March 1-10

March 15, 2012

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

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

Weather Station          Rainfall in Millimeters

Western Region:
Sefwi Bekwai                 28.2
Bogoso                       51.1
Enchi                         8.2

Ashanti Region:
Kumasi                       37.6
Agogo                        49.3
Effiduase                    25.4
Obuasi                       27.8
Ashanti Bekwai               37.1
Konongo                      n/a

Brong Ahafo Region:
Sunyani                      34.3
Bechem                       77.9
Goaso                        22.7
Dormaa Ahenkro               n/a

Eastern Region:
Koforidua                    66.4
Akim Oda                     45.7
Tafo                         n/a
Nkawkaw                      n/a
Asamankese                   11.6
Akropong Akwapim             20.4

Central Region:
Agona Swedru                 n/a
Twifo Praso                  41.8
Dunkwa                       62.8
Breman Asikuma               26.4

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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