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Cocoa map for Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana

Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana are the main largest producers of cocoa in the world. However, the cultivation of this crop has led to the loss of vast tracts of forest areas in both countries. Efficient and accurate methods for remotely identifying cocoa farms are essential for the implementation of sustainable cocoa practices and the periodic and effective monitoring of forests. This map, generated using Random Forest image classification, shows the 2019 distribution of cocoa farms in both countries. The estimated area for cocoa is 4.8Mha for Cote d'Ivoire and 2.3Mha for Ghana.

Abu, Itohan-Osa; Szantoi, Zoltan; Brink, Andreas; Thiel, Michael (2020): Cocoa Map (44 804 KB) for Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana. PANGAEA,


The cocoa maps are precursor products of the Copernicus Global Land High Resolution Hot Spot Monitoring activity. As demonstration datasets, they may be used for visualization purposes, but not for detailed statistical analyses.

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