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Over 70% of cocoa lands in Ghana will not be suitable again by 2050 if… – UK’s Harriet Thompson

The United Kingdom High (UK) Commissioner to Ghana, Harriet Thompson has indicated that by 2050, over 70 percent of the lands in Ghana used to grow cocoa will no longer be suitable for that purpose.

She says this will happen if temperatures continue to rise as they are currently doing in the country.

Madam Thompson said this in a tweet on Tuesday, November 29 when she paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Food and Agriculture Dr Owusu Akoto Afriyie.

The courtesy call was to enable the two of them deliberate on issues of relevance in the agriculture sector, especially on the United Kingdom Support Climate Smart Agriculture in Ghana.

Madam Thompson said “Over 70% of land currently used to grow cocoa in Ghana will not be suitable for that crop by 2050 if temperatures continue to rise as they are doing now.

“Now is the time to adapt – and the potential to do so is great.”


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