Ghana’s 2016-17 cocoa main crop reaches 6-year high: Cocobod

Workers arrange bags containing cocoa beans at a cocoa processing factory in Ile-Oluji village in Ondo state, southwest Nigeria March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

ACCRA  – Ghana’s 2016-17 cocoa main crop reached 882,175 tonnes, up 12 percent on the previous main crop and the highest level in six years, according to a provisional tally released by industry regulator Cocobod on Monday.

The tally means the world’s second largest grower will beat Cocobod’s forecast for full-year output of 850,000 tonnes. The forecast also includes the smaller mid-crop which has not yet been counted.

(Reporting by Kwasi Kpodo; Writing by Emma Farge; Editing by Louise Heavens)


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