For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Jumardin

Cocoa Farmer Jumardin


Name: Jumardin

Date of Birth: 1970

Family:  Wife: Marsiah and two children. Their eldest son 20 yr old Inur (b.1994) is attending university and their younger son 5 yr old Ita (b.2009) is preparing to start primary / elementary school. 

Location: Tinco, Citta, South Sulawesi

Farm Details

  • Area: 1.0 hectare in one location with sloping land and fertile soil. 
    • The cocoa is planted on a 3m x 3m pattern and some of the cocoa trees was side grafted in 2010.
    • Shade is provided with coconut, mango and gliricidia trees. 

    Farm Issues

    • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and disease issues.
    • 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 a small number of trees, 53 trees, which are dead and require replacing.  

    Farm Productivity

    • Total harvest per year = +/-300 kg per year from the 1 hectare farm.

      Jumardin and Marsiah
      Photo of Jumardin and his wife Marsiah.

      Farm History

      • The cocoa farm was passed onto Jumardin from his parents. 
      • Marsiah is active in the cocoa farm particular with farm sanitation, harvest and post harvest practices. Marsiah also manages the family home and all the family finances.

      A Muhiddin and Marsiah's Family Home
      Photo of A Muhiddin & Marsiah's family home.


      Program Active  2014
      Jumardin'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 (53 +/-)  Waiting
      Shade Waiting
      Waiting for Sponsorship  
      Marsiah'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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