Once dubbed the continent of poverty, now the African economy has developed quite rapidly and amazingly. Even now, Africa has developed like any other country with a rapidly expanding marketplace. Marketplace in Africa has now developed rapidly, along with the development of technology that exists today.
Previously, it was hard enough to grow a marketplace in Africa. Even marketplace giants like Amazon and Ali Baba had a hard time getting their feet there. However, this then becomes an opportunity for local dewiku88 developers to develop their own marketplaces, which support local entrepreneurs in the continent
The marketplace that has started to grow in Africa has more or less helped the industrial growth there. As is well known, Africa itself is actually a continent that is rich in abundant natural resources. Starting from mining products, handicrafts to the agricultural industry, it is one of the main factors for economic growth there
From the agricultural sector, cocoa is one of the most abundant natural products from Africa. The cocoa industry in Africa is quite large, considering that the continent has a number of countries that produce good quality cocoa. Cocoa is one of the commodities that are important in the food and beverage industry.
In Africa, there are countries with a fairly large cocoa industry and become an importer of cocoa beans to various parts of the world. The countries are:
Located in the western part of the African continent, Ivory Coast is the country with the largest cocoa industry in the world. This country is said to be a fairly large cocoa producer and its competitors are hard to find. Even in 2017, the cocoa industry in Ivory Coast was estimated to be able to produce 2,034,000 tons, equivalent to 30% of the world’s total cocoa production. Two-thirds of the country’s revenue comes from the cocoa bean industry. Some of the world’s leading companies such as Cadbury and Nestle use cocoa from this country, for their chocolate production which is known for its high quality.
Beside Ivory Coast, another West African country that has a large enough cocoa industry is Nigeria. The cocoa industry in Nigeria can improve significantly due to rising global prices, increasing demand from all over the world, and increasingly sophisticated cocoa farming technologies. From the 1950s to the 1960s, the cocoa industry played an important role in the country’s economy. Cocoa is even the main export commodity. Of course, as the main export commodity in the agricultural sector, cocoa is the most dominant foreign exchange earner.
The cocoa industry is also growing very rapidly in Ghana. In Ghana, cocoa is king. More than 60% of gross domestic product in Ghana, is produced from this industry and exports of cocoa beans. The growth of the cocoa bean industry in Ghana is quite high. The high amount of production is not only due to the suitability of the conditions of the cultivated land in the country with favorable weather. In addition, nearly two thirds of the population of Ghana also grows cocoa.