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Which country is the world's largest producer and exporter of cocoa?

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posted Mar 24, 2015 by Brijesh Talwar

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Ivory Cost is the largest COCOA producing country followed by GHANA. Ivory coast has 33% share in world COCOA production where as Ghana has about 15%.

Few facts about cocoa -
1. There are 5-6 million cocoa farmers worldwide. 40-50 million people depend upon cocoa for their livelihood. About 90%-95% of all cocoa is produced by smallholder farmers.
2. 70 percent of global cocoa production comes from West African countries and 45% from just two countres i.e. Ghana and Ivory Coast
3. Cocoa is the main ingredient used to make chocolate. To make 1 kg of chocolate, about 300 to 600 cocoa beans are processed, depending on the desired cocoa content.
4. Over forty percent of the world's cocoa beans are consumed in Europe.

answer Mar 24, 2015 by Salil Agrawal
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