Chocolate…..and West Africa
50 PER CENT...More than 50 per cent of the world's beans come from Ghana, the world's second-biggest producer, and its neighbour Ivory Coast, the world's biggest
TWO MILLION...Nearly two million small producers in West Africa, including those in Cameroon and Nigeria, produced 2.3 million tonnes in 2008/09, accounting for roughly two thirds of the total world crop of 3.5 million tonnes.
1.2 BILLION...While the global market for chocolate and cocoa products is worth $75 billion a year, cocoa exports from Ghana, the world's second-biggest producer- were worth $1.2 billion from cocoa in 2008.
7 PENCE...For every £1 bar, just seven pence is spent on cocoa ingredients, while 43 pence goes to the manufacturer
4 PER CENT...Cocoa is one of the biggest exports for both Ghana and Ivory Coast. It is an essential ingredient for one of the world's most popular sweets. Yet cocoa farmers receive just 4 per cent of the final price of an average UK bar of milk chocolate
TWO THIRDS...Nearly two thirds of the world's cocoa beans come from West Africa but slightly less than one fifth of those beans are ground on the continent. Hardly any at all are made into chocolate in West Africa