For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Hamza

Bio

Name: Hamza

Date of Birth: 31 December 1972

Family: Family:  Wife; Ibu Asridha. Children; Helmi, 20 year old girl. Mirna Sari, 17 year old girl. Parids Salman, 2 year old boy.

Location: District: Marioriwawo, South Sulawesi

 

Farm Details

  • Area: 0.5 Hectares in one farm.


Farm Issues

  • Heavy pest & disease infestation- Cocoa Pod Border, VSD, Black Pod along with a variety of others.
  • Very basic farm practices applied, farm practices require improvement.
  • Limited to no shade trees.
  • Only basic training in cocoa farm management.
  • Cocoa trees are old and all require either rehabilitating or replacing.


    Farm Productivity

    • Harvest 200 kg per year from his 0.5ha farm (est. 400kg per hectare).
    • Hamza hopes to achieve 1 ton per year from his 0.5 ha farm.


      Photo of Hamzah's wife Asridah and their son Parids

      Farm History

      • The farm has been in the family for 20 years (since approx 1993).
      • Hamza runs the farm with his uncle Mr. Abu Hasnah.
      • Asridah very much helps in the farm performing pruning, harvesting, drying and other farm related activities. 

      General Information

      • Hamza's sole income is from the Cocoa Farm which is in very poor condition.
          Photo of Hasmza and Asridha's family home..

          Program Active  2013
          Hamza's Needs:  
          Description    Status
          Training  
            In Field Training Completed
            In Class Training Completed
             
          Tools  
            Tall puning tool / pole Completed
            Crowbar Completed
            Pruning Shears Completed
            Hoe Completed
            Nylon String Completed
            Knapsack Sprayer Completed
            Tape Measure Completed
            Shovel   Completed
            Personal Safety Equipment Completed
               
          Materials  
            Fertilizer In Progress
            Pest Management Materials In Progress
             
          Seedlings (300) Completed
          Shade Completed
             
          Program Active  2013
          Asridah's Needs:  
          Description Status
          Financial Mgmt Training Waiting
             
          Tools  
            Pruning Shears Completed
            Gloves Completed
            Safety Shoes Completed
            Mask Completed
            Food Carrier Completed
            Water Carrier Completed
            Carry Basket Completed
            Wheelbarrow Completed

           

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