Cocoa farmers fear climate change lowering crop production


              Sylvain N'goran, who has been a cocoa farmer for the past 17 years, dries cocoa beans in the village of Bocanda north of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Oct. 24, 2022. National production remains on track because the amount of land being cultivated is on the rise. But experts say small-scale farmers are hurting this year. For the cocoa tree to fruit well, rains need to come at the right times in the growing cycle. Coming at the wrong times risks crop disease. (AP Photo/ Diomande Bleblonde)
            
              Sylvain N'goran, who has been a cocoa farmer for the past 17 years, holds cocoa beans in his hand in the village of Bocanda north of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Oct. 24, 2022. For the cocoa tree to fruit well, rains need to come at the right times in the growing cycle. Experts say small-scale farmers are hurting this year. (AP Photo/ Diomande Bleblonde)
            
              Sylvain N'goran , who has been a cocoa farmer for the past 17 years, holds cocoa beans in his hand in the village of Bocanda north of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Oct. 24, 2022. National production remains on track because the amount of land being cultivated is on the rise. But experts say small-scale farmers are hurting this year. For the cocoa tree to fruit well, rains need to come at the right times in the growing cycle. Coming at the wrong times risks crop disease. (AP Photo/ Diomande Bleblonde)
Cocoa farmers fear climate change lowering crop production