For The Future Of Cocoa 

Sakit's New Trees Growing Well

Posted on February 15, 2014 by Cocoa Care | 0 comments

As a part of your sponsorship program, Farmers Sakti and Salama Kani both recieve in-farm support from one of our Cocoa Carer's. This means that these farmers have access to expert advise and guidance when they need it. As a part of this, routine visits are made to Sakti and Salama's farms to see how they are progressing. 

During a recent visit to Sakti's farm by Cocoa Carer Darwis we were able to capture these pictures showing your trees are looking extremely healthy and are growing very well. 

The protective shading over the trees will be removed in the coming month and then the trees will go through several growth spurts. Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the growth.

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Cocoa Trees Planted

Posted on January 03, 2014 by Cocoa Care | 0 comments

December 19, 2013 was a very happy day for Farmers Sakti and Salama as Cocoa Carer Darwis presented them with their new superior quality top grafted cocoa tree seedlings as a part of your program. Their smiles says it all!

Both Sakti and Salama had lost trees over the years due to age and pest & diseases so these new trees will significantly help these farming families increase their farm productivity and help them onto a path for a brighter future. 

Salama and his wife Rustini plant their cocoa trees with guidance from Cocoa Carer Darwis (right) 

Sakti and Asijah plant their cocoa trees with guidance from Cocoa Carer Darwis (right)

Your trees will begin to fruit in about 18 months and from 2016 onwards your trees should be producing up to 2kg of cocoa each year or enough to make about 2.3 kg of 70% dark chocolate, about three to four times the current average production of a “typical” cocoa tree in the world today.

We will continue to monitor the progress of your trees so please check back soon. 


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Meet The Recipients Of Your Support

Posted on December 12, 2013 by Cocoa Care | 0 comments

We are pleased to introduce you to the 2 cocoa farming families who will receive 300 superior quality, top grafting seedlings along with 12 months supply of fertilizer mix thanks to your sponsorship. 


The recipients of your trees are: 

  • Farmer Sakti and his wife Asijah, pictured left, will receive 150 trees. 
  • Salama and his wife Rustini, picture right, will receive 150 trees. 

An increasingly big problem for cocoa farmers in Sulawesi is old, non productive or dead cocoa trees. By helping cocoa farmers like Sakti and Salama to replace some of those trees they have lost will help them to increase their farm incomes and give their children a much brighter future. 

Both Sakti and Salama already know how to properly manage their farms in a sustainable way as he both have received essential training in good agricultural practices as a part of another sponsorship program. 

We look forward to updating you on the progress of your trees over the next 12 months and hope you check back here again soon. 


Up Next....Tree planting!


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Your Sponsorship

Posted on December 10, 2013 by Cocoa Care | 0 comments

Thank you for sponsoring the replacement of 300 dead or non-productive cocoa trees.

This sponsorship, given to your family for Christmas gifts, will provide 2 cocoa farmers with much needed high quality top grafted cocoa tree seedlings, fertilizers and a helping hand for 12 months to help these farming families continue on a path towards a more productive and sustainable future.

Your 300 trees will be planted in the next few days so please check back soon for more updates. 

We hope that the recipients of your gift will enjoy monitoring the progress of these trees over the next 12 months. 


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