Widespread rains seen in centre-south Brazil this week
* Ample West African supplies weigh on cocoa
* Volcafe raises world coffee deficit forecast
By David Brough
LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Raw sugar on ICE slipped on Monday as rain in Brazil boosted prospects for development of next year's crop, while arabica coffee futures firmed, supported by a global deficit forecast.
Cocoa futures on ICE were little changed, weighed by plentiful supplies from West African harvests.
March raw sugar was down 0.07 cents, or 0.4 percent, at 16.02 cents a lb by 1305 GMT. March whites eased $1.70, or 0.4 percent, to $419.00 a tonne.
Nov 25, 2014