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Farmer A Muhiddin

Cocoa Farmer A Muhiddin


Name: A Muhiddin

Date of Birth: 1978

Family:  Wife: A. Edda and two children. Their son 13 yr old A. Fikram (b.2001) is attending elementary school and their daughter 2 yr old Reski (b.2012) is not yet in school. 

Location: Tinco, Citta, South Sulawesi

Farm Details

  • Area: 1.4 hectare in two locations. 
  • The main farm is 0.5 ha and is on slopping land with fertile soil. The other farm, 0.9 hectare, is in similar condition as the main farm.
  • The cocoa is planted on a 3m x 3m pattern and some of the cocoa trees was side grafted in 2011.
  • Shade is provided with gliricidia, mango and cashew trees. 

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and disease issues.
  • Low levels of fertilizer are applied as funds become available.
  • Only basic farm practices are applied which require improvement.
  • Consistent application of good agricultural practices and good soil management is needed on this farm.
  • There are approximately 120 dead trees (24%) on the main farm which require replacing. 

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-200 kg per year from the main farm (est. 400kg per/ha)

    A Muhiddin and A. Edda
    Photo of A Muhiddin and his wife A. Edda.

    Farm History

    • The cocoa farm was passed onto A Muhiddin from his parents. Taming side grafted some of his trees in 2011. 
    • A. Edda is active in the cocoa farm particular with farm sanitation, harvest and post harvest practices. A. Edda also manages the family home and all the family finances.

    A Muhiddin and A. Edda's Family Home
    Photo of A Muhiddin & A. Edda's family home.


    Program Active  2014
    A Muhiddin's Needs:  
    Description          Status
      In Field Training Completed
      In Class Training Completed
      Tall pruning tool / pole Completed
      Handsaw Completed
      Pruning Shears Completed
      Knapsack Sprayer Completed
      Personal Safety Equipment Completed
      Fertilizer In Progress
      Pest Management Materials In Progress
    Seedlings (129 +/-)  Waiting
    Shade Waiting
    Waiting for Sponsorship  
    A. Edda's Needs:  
    Description Status
    Financial Mgmt Training Waiting
      Pruning Shears Waiting
      Safety Shoes Waiting
      Mask Waiting
      Food Carrier Waiting
      Water Carrier Waiting
      Carry Basket Waiting
      Wheelbarrow Completed
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