Ivory Coast weather conditions threaten next season’s cocoa

Reuters: Heavy rain and overcast conditions in the past week threaten to damage the early flowering for next season's cocoa main crop in some of Ivory Coast's growing regions, farmers said on Monday. The world's top cocoa producer is currently harvesting its April-to-September mid-crop, and arrivals reached 1,575,000 tonnes by July 5, down from 1,605,000 tonnes in the same period of the previous season. The flowers for next season's cocoa are beginning to appear on trees and farmers are turning their......

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