For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Barata


Name: Barata

Date of Birth: 1952

Family: Wife: Hadi, with two sons, Sudirman (46yrs), who has his own cocoa farm nearby and Usman (30 yrs) who helps his father in the cocoa farm

Location:  Kandange, Soppeng, South Sulawesi


Farm Details

  • Area: 1.0 Ha in total in two locations. 0.6 ha in a flat location with good soil ands another plot of 0.4 ha about 1 km away not looked after.
  • Cocoa is planted on a 4Mx4M pattern, and was side grafted in 2011.

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the biggest pest and disease issues.
  • Very basic farm practices applied.
  • Consistent application of GAP required together with appropriate soil management.
  • There are approximately 90 cocoa trees that require replacing. 

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-500 kg from the 0.6 ha farm (est. 735kg/ha)
  • Barata hopes to achieve 1 tonne production from his farm.
Photo of Barata and his wife Hadi

Farm History
  • Barata took over the farm from his parents and side grafted the cocoa in 2011.
  • Ibu Hadi helps in the farm with the harvesting, sanitation and post harvest work.

Photo of Barata and Hadi's family home.

Program Active  2013
Barata's Needs:  
Description    Status
  In Field 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 (90 +/-) Waiting
Waiting for Sponsorship  
Hadi's Needs:  
Description Status
Financial Mgmt Training      Waiting
  Pruning Shears Waiting
  Gloves Waiting
  Safety Shoes Waiting
  Food Carrier Waiting
  Water Carrier Waiting
  Wheelbarrow Completed
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