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Farmer H Sinardin

Cocoa Farmer H. Sinardin


Name: H. Sinardin

Date of Birth: 1979

Family:  Wife: Susianti and one son, 2 yr old Fitra Ramadan (b.2012).

Location: Tinco, Citta, South Sulawesi

Farm Details

  • Area: 0.5 hectares in one location that is on sloping land with fertile soil. 
  • The cocoa is planted on a 3m x 3m pattern and some of the cocoa trees was side grafted in 2009.
  • Shade is provided with coconut and teak trees. 

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and disease issues.
  • Very low levels of fertilizer are applied as funds become available.
  • Only basic farm practices are applied which require improvement.
  • Consistent application of good agricultural practices and good soil management is needed on this farm.
  • There are approximately 77 dead trees (11%) which require replacing. 

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-200 kg per year (est. 400kg per/ha).

    H. Sinardin and Susianti
    Photo of H. Sinardin and his wife Susianti.

    Farm History

    • The cocoa farm was passed onto H. Sinardin from his parents. Sinardin side grafted some of his trees in 2009. 
    • Susianti is active in the cocoa farm particular with farm sanitation, harvest and post harvest practices. Susianti also manages the family home and all the family finances.

    H. Sinardin and Susianti's Family Home
    Photo of H. Sinardin & Susianti's family home.


    Program Active  2014
    H. Sinardin'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 (77 +/-)  Waiting
    Shade Waiting
    Waiting for Sponsorship  
    Susianti's Needs:  
    Description Status
    Financial Mgmt Training Waiting
      Pruning Shears Waiting
      Safety Shoes Waiting
      Mask Waiting
      Food Carrier Waiting
      Water Carrier Waiting
      Carry Basket Waiting
      Wheelbarrow Completed
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