Oct. 31, 2008 (Bloomberg) -- Ghana, the world's second-largest cocoa producer, may see production of the bean rise 3 percent this season, the head of the country's main cocoa research body said.
Ghana has the potential to further increase production to as much as 900,000 tons a season if plans to increase fertilizer use are successful, said the authorities. While subsidized fertilizer is now available, the response from farmers ``is still low,''. The West African country plans to increase fertilizer use to 40 percent of farms within the next three years, up from 10 percent currently.
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