Hot weather and well-below-average rainfall in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa regions last week could
As Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa
“The trees were promising to begin with but with the sun and the heat, we are wondering about the bean size,” said Joseph Koffi, who farms in the eastern region of Abengourou, known for the good quality of its beans.
“We think the picking of the mid-crop will start by March 20,” he said. In the western region of Soubre, at the heart of the cocoa belt, farmers complain about
Similar issues were raised in other regions, where rainfall was below average.