Ivory Coast cocoa regions hit by hot weather, Harmattan winds

Business recorder- ABIDJAN: Weather conditions were mixed for the development of cocoa to be harvested during Ivory Coast’s mid-crop as hot, dry weather and Harmattan winds hit most of the main growing regions last week, farmers said on Monday. The 2017/18 season in the world’s top cocoa producer, opened on Oct.1 and the West African nation is in the midst of the dry season, which runs from mid-November to March. And farmers said they were beginning to focus on how the weather was likely to affect the April-to-September mid-crop.

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