For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Kacong

Cocoa Farmer Kacong


Name: Kacong

Date of Birth: 1964

Family:  Wife: Mase and one son. 13 yr old Efendy (b.2001) is in middle school.

Location: Tinco, Citta, South Sulawesi


Farm Details

  • Area: 1.7 hectare in two locations. 
  • The main farm is 0.7 ha is on slopping land with fertile soil. The other farm, 1 hectare, is in similar condition as the main farm.
  • The cocoa is planted on a 3m x 3m pattern and some of the cocoa trees was side grafted in 2009.
  • The farm is shaded with Mango, Teak and Banana trees.

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and disease issues.
  • The Cocoa trees are provided with low levels of fertilizer as funds permit. 
  • 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 108 dead trees on the main farm which require replacing. This is 20.85% of the farm. 

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-200 kg (est. 286kg per/ha). 

    Kacong and Mase
    Photo of Kacong and his wife Mase.

    Farm History

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

    Kacong and Mase's Family Home
    Photo of Kacong & Mase's family home.


    Program Active 2014
    Kacong'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 (108 +/-)  Waiting
    Shade Waiting
    Waiting for Sponsorship 
    Mase's Needs: 
    Financial Mgmt TrainingWaiting
      Pruning ShearsWaiting
      Safety ShoesWaiting
      Food CarrierWaiting
      Water CarrierWaiting
      Carry BasketWaiting
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