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imageACCRA: Ghana, the world's number two cocoa grower, will produce about 780,000 tonnes of beans in the current season, up 11 percent from 2014/15, government sources said on Tuesday, with output set to rise in 2016/17 to at least 850,000 tonnes.

The 2015/16 season is due to close at the end of this month.

While production has increased compared with what some considered a failed crop of 740,000 tonnes last year, 2015/16 output will fall short of an initial forecast of 850,000 tonnes.

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