For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Aris


Name: Aris

Date of Birth: 1981

Family: Wife: Yuliani with one son, Yusril (12 yrs) in primary school

Location:  Lilirialu, Soppeng, South Sulawesi


Farm Details

  • Area: 0.85 ha in total in two nearby locations. Both 0.35 ha and 0.5ha plots are on flat land with good soil.
  • The cocoa is planted in a 3m x 3m pattern and was side grafted in 2010.


Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod and the main pest and disease issues.
  • Very basic farm management practices applied.
  • Cocoa trees that were side grafted 3.5 years ago are provided very limited fertilizer as funds permit.
  • Needs consistent application of GAP and good soil management.
  • Approximately 33 cocoa trees are dead and require replacing. 

    Farm Productivity

    • Total harvest per year = +/-250 kg from the 0.35ha farm (est. 715kg/ha).
    • Aris and Yuliani hope to achieve 1.5 tons from their cocoa farms.

      Photo of Aris's & his wife Yuliani

      Farm History

      • Aris bought the farm and side grafted the cocoa trees in 2010.
      • Yuliani is very involved with all activities on the farm, including pruning, sanitation work, harvesting and post harvest processing.

      Photo of Aris and Yuliani’s family home.


      Program Active2013 
      Aris's Needs: 
      Description   Status
        In Field TrainingCompleted
        In Class TrainingCompleted
        Tall pruning tool / poleCompleted
        Pruning ShearsCompleted
        Knapsack SprayerCompleted
        Personal Safety EquipmentCompleted
        FertilizerIn Progress
        Pest Management MaterialsIn Progress
      Seedlings (33 +/-)Waiting
      In Progress 2014
      Yuliani's Needs: 
      Financial Mgmt TrainingWaiting
        Pruning ShearsCompleted
        Safety ShoesCompleted
        Food CarrierCompleted
        Water CarrierCompleted
        Carry BasketCompleted
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