For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Abd Wahid

Cocoa Farmer abd wadid


Name: Abd Wahid

Date of Birth: 1964

Family:  Wife: Rohani and two children. Their  son, 21 yr old Tamrin (b.1993) and their 20 yr old daughter Anna Lestari (b.1994) have both finished school. Anna Lestari is married and her husband helps manage the farm.

Location: Tetti Kenrarae, Marioriwawo, South Sulawesi

Farm Details

  • Area: 0.65 hectare in one location that is on sloping land with fertile soil. 
  • The cocoa is planted on a 3m x 3m pattern and some of the cocoa trees was side grafted in 2010.

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and disease issues.
  • Very low levels of fertilizer are applied depending on funds available.
  • There are no shade trees for the cocoa and only very basic farm practices are applied.
  • Consistent application of good agricultural practices and good soil management is needed on this farm.
  • There are approximately 120 dead trees on the main farm which require replacing. This is 20.27% of the farm. 

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-150 kg (est. 231kg per/ha). 

    Abd Wahid and Rohani's family home
    Photo of Abd Wahid and his wife Rohani.

    Farm History

    • Abd Wahid inherited this farm from his parents. He side grafted some of his trees (as funds allowed) in 2010. 
    • Rohani is active in the cocoa farm particular with harvest and post harvest practices. Rohani also manages the family home and all family finances.
    • Abd Wahid and Rohani's son-in-law also helps manage the family farm with with all farm activities.

    Photo of Abd Wahid & Rohani's family home.


    Program Active 2014
    Abd Wahid's Needs: 
    Description         Status
      In Field TrainingCompleted
      In Class Training Completed
      Tall pruning tool / poleCompleted
      Pruning ShearsCompleted
      Knapsack Sprayer Completed
      Personal Safety Equipment Completed
      FertilizerIn Progress
      Pest Management MaterialsIn Progress
    Seedlings (120 +/-)  Waiting
    Shade Waiting
    Waiting for Sponsorship 
    Rohani's Needs: 
    Financial Mgmt TrainingWaiting
      Pruning ShearsWaiting
      Safety ShoesWaiting
      Food CarrierWaiting
      Water CarrierWaiting
      Carry BasketWaiting
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