Cocoa was first planted in Ghana in 1879. Today this West African nation is the second largest producer of cocoa beans. West Africa collectively supplies two thirds of the world’s cocoa crop.
Here are the top cocoa beans producers in Africa, with global percentage.
4) Cameroon – 272,000 tonnes per year (5.9%)
Cocoa farming was introduced in the Mount Fako region of Cameroon in 1886. Today it is one of Cameroon’s most important cash crops. It is grown in central and southern parts of the nation. Cameroon aims to triple cocoa production and become one of the world’s top three producers in a decade. However, ageing farmers and low-yield crops are hurting the country’s cocoa ambitions.