Ivory Coast reaps more rubber as farmers shift from cocoa

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* Farmers turning to rubber as stable alternative to cocoa * Ivory Coast targets output of 600,000 T by 2020 ABIDJAN, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Growing interest from local farmers helped Ivory Coast's natural rubber output reach 255,000 tonnes in 2012, up more than six percent from the previous year, the head of the its natural rubber association said on Wednesday. Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower, is also Africa's leading rubber exporter with ...

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