For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Aripe


Name: Aripe

Date of Birth: 1969

Family:  Wife: Sania. Two Sons, Arianto (31) and Irwan (26) and two daughters Nurmila Santi (27) and Erika Susanti (27) all who have finished school.

Location:   Liliriaja, Soppeng, South Sulawesi

Farm Details

  • Area: 1.5 Ha in two plots. 0.50 ha and 1.0 ha.
  • The 0.5 ha farm is on a sloping land with rocky soil and the trees are planted on a 3m x3m pattern.The 1.0 ha farm is in a similar condition.
  • 80 trees were side grafted 4 years ago and there are about 5% trees that need replacing.
  • The farm is shaded with Gliricidia, Coconut and Mango.

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer, black pod and VSD are main pest and disease issues.
  • Only basic farm practices applied and limited understand of good agricultural practices.
  • A small number of trees are dead and need replacing. Approximately 25 trees.
  • The farm needs consistent application of GAP and good soil management to achieve optimum productivity.

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/- 400kg from the 0.5 hectare farm (est. 800kg/ha).

    Photo of Aripe and his wife Sania at their home.

    Farm History
    • The cocoa farm was passed on by Aripe's parents.
    • Rukia is active on the farm particularly with harvesting, sanitation and drying.
    • Aripe and Sania's eldest children also help them manage and work the family farm.





    Program Active  2013
    Aripe'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 (25+/-) Waiting
    Shade  Waiting
    Waiting For Sponsorship  
    Sania's Needs:  
    Description Status
    Financial Mgmt Training Waiting
      Pruning Shears Waiting
      Gloves Waiting
      Safety Shoes Waiting
      Mask Waiting
      Food Carrier Waiting
      Water Carrier Waiting
      Wheelbarrow Waiting
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