For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Aminur

Cocoa Farmer Aminur


Name: Aminur

Date of Birth: 1987

Family:  Wife: Kashari and one son, 2 yr old Aksanul Haq (b.2012) who is not yet in school.

Location: Empenge, Mario Riwawo, South Sulawesi


Farm Details

  • Area: 0.8 hectares in one location with flat land and fertile soil. 
  • The cocoa is planted on a 3m x 3m pattern and the cocoa trees were side grafted in 2011.
  • Shade is provided by 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. Aminur 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 approximately 76 (10.66%) dead trees which require replacing and 12 trees that are not productive and need side grafting. 

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-250 kg (est. 313kg per/ha).

    Aminur and Kashari
    Photo of Aminur and his wife Kashari.

    Farm History

    • The cocoa farm was passed onto Aminur from his parents. Aminur has side grafted some of his farm in an effort to improve productivity.
    • Kashari is very active on the farm particularly with harvesting, post harvest processing and farm sanitation activities. Kashari also manages the family home, cares for their young son and manages the family finances.
    • Aminur has the potential to be a successful cocoa farmer but requires training and some initial support to get him going.

    Aminur and Kashari's Family Home
    Photo of Aminur & Kashari's family home.


    Program Active 2014
    Aminur'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 (76 +/-)  Waiting
    Budwood (12 +/-)Waiting
    Shade Waiting
    Waiting for Sponsorship 
    Kashari's Needs: 
    Financial Mgmt TrainingWaiting
      Pruning ShearsWaiting
      Safety ShoesWaiting
      Food CarrierWaiting
      Water CarrierWaiting
      Carry BasketWaiting
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