For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Abd Azis

Cocoa Farmer Abd. Azis


Name: Abd. Azis

Date of Birth: 1976

Family:  Wife: Darma and two children. Their 12 yr old daughter Aprianti Azdar (b.2002) and their 9 yr old son Bayu Aditya Asdar (b.2005) are both in primary / elementary school.

Location: Turu Cinnae, Lamuru, South Sulawesi


Farm Details

  • Area: 0.5 hectares in one location with sloping land and fertile soil. 
  • The cocoa is planted on a 3m x 3m pattern and some of the cocoa trees were recently side grafted in 2012.
  • Shade is provided by gliricidia and coconut trees. 

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and disease issues.
  • Moderate levels of fertilizer are applied as funds become available. Abd. Aziz does seem to have a basic understanding of the need to fertilize.
  • Basic farm practices applied. Farm practices require improvement
  • Consistent application of good agricultural practices and good soil management is needed on this farm.
  • There are quite a number of cocoa trees that are dead and require replacing. 199 trees need replacing and 18 trees need side grafting for rehabilitation.

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-150 kg (est. 300 kg per/ha).

    Abd. Azis and Darma
    Photo of Abd. Azis and his wife Darma.

    Farm History

    • The cocoa farm was passed onto Abd. Azis from his parents. Abd. Azis recently side grafted a number of his trees.
    • Darma is involved in farm activities particularly with harvesting, post harvest processing and farm sanitation activities. In addition, Darma manages the family home, cares for their young son and all financial arrangements. 

    Abd. Azis and Darma's Family Home
    Photo of Abd. Azis & Darma's family home.


    Program Active  2014
    Abd. Azis'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 (119 +/-)  Waiting
    Budwood (18 +/-) Waiting
    Shade Waiting
    Waiting for Sponsorship  
    Darma'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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