For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Aziz

Bio

Name: Aziz

Date of Birth: 1957

Family: Wife: Sunarti and three children.  Their son, Wawan is 24 years old and working as a security guard, while daughter Nurrahma (16yrs) is at Junior High School and their youngest also a girl, Alya (10) is in primary school.

Location: Lilirialu, Soppeng, South Sulawesi


Farm Details

  • Area: 1.75 hectare in tow plots of 1ha and 0.75ha. Both plots have flat land with good soil.
  • The cocoa is planted in a 3m x 3m and was side grafted in 2009.
  • Shade is provided with both coconut and gliricidia trees.


Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and diseases issues.
  • Very basic farm practices applied.
  • Consistent application of good agricultural practices required together with appropriate soil management.
  • Approximately 30 cocoa trees require replacing.


Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-350 kg/ha.
  • Azis and Sunarti hope to achieve 2 ton from their cocoa farm. 


    Photo of Aziz and his wife Sunarti.

    Farm History

    • Azis leases the farm and side grafted the cocoa trees in 2009.
    • Sunarti also helps in the farm particular at harvest time with harvesting, bean sorting and bean drying.


    Photo of Aziz and Sunarti’s family home.

     

    Program Active  2013
    Aziz's Needs:  
    Description    Status
    Training  
      In Field Training Completed
      In Class Training Completed
       
    Tools  
      Tall pruning tool / pole Completed
      Handsaw Completed
      Pruning Shears Completed
      Knapsack Sprayer Completed
      Personal Safety Equipment Completed
       
    Materials  
      Fertilizer In Progress
      Pest Management Materials In Progress
      Seedlings (30 +/-) Completed
    Waiting for Sponsorship  
    Sunarti's Needs:  
    Description Status
    Financial Mgmt Training Waiting
       
    Tools  
      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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