The study found that most cocoa expansion in West Africa’s Guinean rainforest region occurred at the expense of forests. While production in the region doubled between 1987 and 2007, low-input...
25% of Guinea’s land area is forested, of which just 1% is primary forest. The annual rate of deforestation was 0.5% for the period 1990-2015. Nearly all of the country’s forests are state-owned, and just under 4% are designated as protected areas (FAO, 2015).