For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Alimuddin H.

Cocoa Farmer Alimuddin


Name: H. Alimuddin

Date of Birth: Unknown, but around 1962

Family: Wife: Hj Nurung, two grown up daughters, Rasmini (33 yrs), Sri Merlianti (21 yrs) both who have finished high school.

Location:  Lilirialu, Soppeng, South Sulawesi

Farm Details

  • Area: 3.0 Ha in total in two locations.  Both the 0.75 ha and 2.25 ha plots are 0n inclined situations with good soil.
  • Cocoa trees are planted in a 3 M x 3M pattern and side grafted in 2011 and shade is provided by coconut trees.

Farm Issues

  • Black pod and Cocoa pod borer are evident.
  • Very basic farm practices applied.
  • Cocoa trees are in reasonable condition requiring good agricultural practices. 
  • Only very basic training.
  • Approximately 200 trees are dead and require replacing. 

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-300 kg (est. 400kg/ha).
  • Alimuddin hopes to achieve 1 tonne production from his farm. 
Alimuddin and his family
Photo of Alimuddin, his wife Hj Nurung and grandchild

Farm History
  • Alimuddin bought the farm himself and side grafted the cocoa trees in 2011.
  • Nurung is also very active in the farm particularly at harvest time and when farm sanitation actives are being performed.


    Alimuddin House
    Photo of Alimuddin and Nurung's family home.

    Program Active  2013
    Alimuddin'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 (200 +/-) Waiting
    Waiting for Sponsorship  
    Hj Nurung's Needs:  
    Description Status
    Financial Mgmt Training Waiting
      Pruning Shears Waiting
      Gloves Waiting
      Safety Shoes Waiting
      Mask Waiting
      Food Carrier Waiting
      Water Carrier Waiting
      Carry Basket Waiting
      Wheelbarrow Completed
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