New Trees Planted
Kusnadi and Wahyuni have received and planted 150 new superior quality top grafted cocoa tree seedlings with the help and guidance from Cocoa Care Aris.
Over the years Kusnadi, like many farmers, have lost trees mainly due to ageing trees, pests & diseases or simply the lack of knowledge about how to properly care for them. Replacing dead trees with high quality cocoa tree seedlings will significantly improve farm productivity and family income. Kusnadi, now armed with the right knowledge to care for all his trees, new and existing, is certainly on the right path to manage a sustainable cocoa farm and better provide for his family.
The cocoa trees NCA has given to Kusnadi and his family 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.