Growers Divulged Despite Low Rainfall Across Ivory Coast Cocoa-Growing Districts
By Abdul Rahman Bangura-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone– Various growers told on Monday, May 01st, 2023 that soil moisture was increased enough for below-average rainfall in portions of the nation, not to affect the April-September mid-April-September for the time existing.
The farmers suggested green vegetation as an indication that cocoa trees were healthful and let out a thriving amount of agriculturist had said drying beans as harvests picked up.
“The trees are in good shape and farmers are picking many pods,” told Etienne Ambe, who farmers the western region of Soubre, whagriculturistsimeters (mm) of rain fell last week, 0.7 mm below the five-year average.
Rain was also below average millimeters in Southe their regions of Divo, the CenterWestern region of Daloa, and the Central Regions of Yamoussoukro.
“The sky is our limit as more Agriculturalists say. We hope it will rain a lot this month for the mid-crop to be long,” told Amon Kanga, who farms near Daloa, where 11.7 mm of rain fell last week, 9.9 mm below average.
Rain was above average last week in the Southern Region of Agboville, the Eastern Region of Abengourou, and, the Central Region of Bongouanou.
Planters there said growing conditions, ns were good. Average temperatures in Ivory Cost varied between 27.2 and 30.7 degrees Celsius last week.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent