For The Future Of Cocoa 

Meet Your Farming Family

Posted on December 18, 2013 by Cocoa Care | 0 comments

We are pleased to introduce you to the cocoa farming family who will receive much needed support thanks to your sponsorship.

Farmer Kusnadi and his wife Wahyuni, parents of Dicky Wahyudi (16 years old boy), Adriasyah (12 years old boy) and Airah (2 years old girl) own 1.05 hectares of cocoa in Soppeng Sulawesi that is in urgent need of overhauling.

The key issues on this farm include cocoa pod borer and black pod, very basic farm practices applied and fertilizer application is significantly less than the recommended levels for proper soil management. The farm was sidegrafted 6 years ago, however 150 trees are dead and need replacing.

Current productivity of this farm is around 500kg per/ha however with some simple inputs and ongoing support by cocoa care, Kusnadi and Wayyuni could more than triple this over a 2-3 year period.

Your 12 month program will provide this family with 150 new cocoa tree seedlings, farmer training, tool packs for both Kusnadi and Wahyuni, fertilizer & pest management materials for their farm for 12 months and a helping hand for a Cocoa Carer. 

Kusnadi (left) and Wahyuni (right) with their 2 year old daughter Airah

 

More updates coming soon so keep posted!

 

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