Farm Mapping Completed
In addition to soil and leaf samples being taken, each of the 22 farmers had their farms mapped.
This process involved measuring the total hectare of the farm, counting every tree, measuring the distance between each tree & recording the location of the control trees and test trees. This activity was overseen by several cocoa carers who recorded all data.
Each farmer was involved in the measuring of his own farm however once again, other farmers travelled in to help. This team of farmers really are comrades.
Below is photographs of the process along with a sample of a final farm map.
L:Farmer Supriadi measuring his farm and data being recorded (right).
Layout of Supriad's farm showing the size of the farm, tree locations, control trees (red) and the test trees (blue). The blue shaded area will be fertilized.
L: Farmer Amri measures out his farm. Farmer Amri (left) and R: Cocoa Carer Darwis on the end of a measuring tape at farmer Barata's farm.
L: Cocoa Carer Darwis records data on Aris' farm. The team takes a break at Farmer Salama's farm.
Farm map for Mulyadi's farm which is a different size and shape of Supriadi's farm. The blue shaded area will be fertilized.