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Cocoa in Ghana: a strategically important commodity
New investment aims at strengthening a sustainable supply chain that promotes good agricultural, economic, social and environmental practices
Located along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean, Ghana’s tropical climate is conducive to growing good quality cocoa beans. The West African country is the second largest cocoa producer worldwide after nearby Côte d’Ivoire. The cocoa industry is strategically important to Ghana, providing some 21 percent of export revenues, accounting for about 3.5 percent of GDP and supporting around 800,000 farmer families.