For The Future Of Cocoa 

Aris and Darwis

Posted on April 02, 2014 by Cocoa Care | 0 comments

Aris and Dawis are really shinning and stepped up extremely well into their role as Cocoa Carer's thanks to your sponsorship to provide them with advanced training. 

Both Darwis and Aris are providing hands on help to cocoa farmers involved in Cocoa Care programs, and are paid for this work providing additional family income. 

This photo below was taken on March 26 while they were together making schedule farm visits and seeing if farmers needed any help or advise. 

We are very proud of how Aris and Darwis have grown and thank you again for supporting the development of these 2 Cocoa Farmers. 


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Visiting Hamza

Posted on February 11, 2014 by Cocoa Care | 0 comments

On February 7, 2014 Cocoa Carer Darwis and Zainuddin visited Hamza's farm to see how he was progressing prior to the main crop coming in May / June. 

It is clear that his efforts are paying off with thousands of flowers visible on every tree which will soon (as you know) become cocoa pods. 

His 7 month old top grafted seedlings look great and healthy and follow up fertilizing has already been completed. The shade trees planted, also as part of your program, have developed extremely well and providing appropriate shade to the cocoa farm. 

Hamza has also added drainage channels to his farm recently. 

The farm has been kept very well maintained and this should be a good season for Hamza who previously had zero productivity from his farm.  


L: 7 month old cocoa trees and well growing shade trees. R: New drainage channels.  

New cocoa trees are growing well. 




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Post Pruning Update

Posted on January 07, 2014 by Cocoa Care | 0 comments

While the farmers are still conducting routine farm maintenance and fertilizing coming up the main crop harvest in May / June.

Usman, Hamza and Hasnul's farms are looking great after pruning. Hasnul was visited by Cocoa Carers Darwis and Suprapto recently while he was performing pest management duties. It was great to see his safety gear in use!

Usman is very happy with the progress of his farm and nice healthy pods are clearly visible in his farm.  

Left: Farmer Hasnul with Cocoa Carers Darwis and Suprapto. Right: Farmer Usman's pruned farm and cocoa pods

We are very happy to see all three farmers sponsored by ICCO being proactive, attending meetings and reaching out to Cocoa Carers for help and support. Thanks again for your support.  


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Farmer Darwis' Pods

Posted on November 30, 2013 by Cocoa Care | 0 comments

As a part of your program, Farmer Dawis received extensive training in order to become a highly skilled Cocoa Carer and help fellow farmers with training and on farm activities.

Darwis has certainly stepped up to his role, not only being there for other farmers for support and guidance but by implementing the skills he has learned throughout his Cocoa Care sponsorship his cocoa pods are looking pretty great this season!  


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Time To Prune

Posted on November 27, 2013 by Cocoa Care | 0 comments

Preparations are underway for the main crop in early 2014!

The farmers sponsored by ICCO - Hamza, Hasnul and Usman are all currently in their farms conducting routine maintenance such as pruning and sanitizing. 

Watch this space as events unfold!

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