Ivorian cocoa farmers hope for more rain to boost mid-crop

FILE PHOTO: A farmer works on cocoa pods at a farm in Toumodi, Ivory Coast October 13, 2018. Picture taken October 13, 2018. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Ivory Coast’s cocoa mid-crop could be reduced in quality and length if abundant rain fails to arrive this month, farmers said on Monday, as cocoa regions continue to experience atypically dry weather. The rainy season in the world’s top cocoa producer has been slow to start, and farmers fear the April-to-September mid-crop […]

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