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Ghana Rainfall Report for Cocoa Regions, Aug. 1-10

August 16, 2012

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

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

Weather Station          Rainfall in Millimeters

Western Region:
Sefwi Bekwai                      1.0
Bogoso                            3.5
Enchi                             0.0

Ashanti Region:
Kumasi                            1.0
Agogo                             n/a
Effiduase                         1.7
Obuasi                            3.8
Ashanti Bekwai                    n/a
Konongo                           n/a

Brong Ahafo Region:
Sunyani                           3.2
Bechem                            0.0
Goaso                             2.5
Dormaa Ahenkro                    4.7

Eastern Region:
Koforidua                         4.0
Akim Oda                          8.7
Tafo                              n/a
Nkawkaw                           n/a
Asamankese                        8.2
Akropong Akwapim                  6.6

Central Region:
Agona Swedru                      3.3
Twifo Praso                       1.6
Dunkwa                            1.3
Breman Asikuma                   11.7

To contact the reporter on this story: Moses Mozart Dzawu in Accra at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Emily Bowers at

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