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Farmer H Tahiruddin

Cocoa Farmer H Tahiruddin


Name: H. Tahiruddin

Date of Birth: 1960

Family:  Wife: Hj. Normi and three children. Their eldest daighter 33 yr old daughter Eni Haryuni (b.1981) and their son 25 yr old Feri wahyudi (b.1989) have both finishes school. Their youngest daughter 14 yr old Indri Rahmadan (b.2000) is in middle school.

Location: Lonrong, Liliriaja, South Sulawesi


Farm Details

  • Area: 2.5 hectares in two location. The main farm, 0.5 hectares, is sloping land with fertile soil. 
  • The farm is shaded with coconut trees. 
  • The cocoa is planted on a 3m x 3m pattern and some of the cocoa trees was side grafted in 2010.

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.
  • Consistent application of good agricultural practices and good soil management is needed on this farm.
  • There are approximately 60 dead trees on the farm (15%) that require replacing.
  • The second farm, 2 hectares, is not in good condition and requires full rehabilitation.

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-150 kg (est. 300 kg per/ha).

    H. Tahiruddin and Hj. Normi
    Photo of H. Tahiruddin and his wife Hj. Normi.

    Farm History

    • H. Tahiruddin purchased the farm himself which he side grafted 4 years ago (2010).
    • Hj. Normi is active on the farm particularly with harvesting, post harvest processing and farm sanitation work. Hj. Normi also manages the family home and makes all financial arrangements.

    H. Tahiruddin and Hj. Normi's Family Home
    Photo of H. Tahiruddin & Hj. Normi's family home.


    Program Active 2014
    H.Tahiruddin's Needs: 
    Description         Status
      In Field TrainingCompleted
      In Class Training Completed
      Tall pruning tool / poleCompleted
      Pruning ShearsCompleted
      Knapsack Sprayer Completed
      Personal Safety Equipment Completed
      FertilizerIn Progress
      Pest Management MaterialsIn Progress
    Seedlings (60 +/-)  Waiting
    Shade Waiting
    Waiting for Sponsorship 
    Hj. Normi's Needs: 
    Financial Mgmt TrainingWaiting
      Pruning ShearsWaiting
      Safety ShoesWaiting
      Food CarrierWaiting
      Water CarrierWaiting
      Carry BasketWaiting
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