Which continent produces the most chocolate?

Which continent produces the most chocolate? Answer is Africa! Africa produces close to double the tonnage of chocolate than South American Plantations.

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Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) leads the world in production and export of the cocoa beans used in the manufacture of chocolate,as of 2009, supplying 30% of cocoa produced in the world. West Africa collectively supplies two thirds of the world’s cocoa crop, with Ivory Coast leading production at 1.22 million tonnes, and nearby Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and Togo producing additional 1.41 million tonnes.Ivory Coast overtook Ghana as the world’s leading producer of cocoa beans in 1978.  The primary non-African competitor of Ivory Coast is Indonesia, which went from having almost nonexistent domestic cocoa industry in the 1970s to becoming one of the largest producers in the market by the early 2000s. According to the UN FAO, Indonesia overtook Ghana and became the second-largest producer worldwide in 2006.(World Cocoa Foundation provides significantly lower figures for Indonesia, but concurs that it is the largest producer of cocoa beans outside West Africa.) Large chocolate producers such as Cadbury, Hershey’s, and Nestle buy Ivorian cocoa futures and options through Euronext whereby world prices are set.

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The crop is grown in Ivory Coast mostly by smallholder farmers planting on 1-3 hectares.The pods containing the beans are harvested when a sufficient number are ripe, opened to separate the seeds and pulp from the outer rind, and the seeds and pulp are usually allowed to ferment somewhere on the farm, before the seeds are dried in a central location. The dried seeds are purchased by a traitant or buyer who travels among villages in an area to weigh, purchase and collect the crop. The traitant then takes the crop to a short-holding warehouse in a major town or city where the major exporters purchase the seeds and arrange for its export from Ivory Coast. The entire process requires the labored contribution of a variety of workers, from the farmer who owns the fields, to his laborers who may be slaves (non confirmed allegation[by whom?]) and include family members, to others in the village who harvest pods to ferment seeds at the same time, to the local buyers, and the middlemen between these purchasers and the exporters who finally get the crop to an export ship.

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