For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Kaswadi


Name: Kaswadi

Date of Birth: 1971

Family:  Wife: Nurdiana. Children: Alyragi, 1 year old boy.

Location:  Liliriaja, Soppeng, South Sulawesi

Farm Details

  • Area: 1.8 Hectare in two plots. 0.5 ha + 1.3 ha.
  • The 0.5 ha main farm is on flat land with good soil, planted on a 3m x 3m pattern with side grafted clones around 6 years old.
  • Urea and NPK fertilizer has been applied at low rates.
  • The larger farm is run down and in need of rehabilitation.

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and diseases issues.
  • Very basic farm practices are applied and requires improvement.
  • Needs consistent application of GAP and better soil management.
  • There is limited shade on the farm.
  • 37 of the trees on the smaller farm need replacing. 169 trees need replacing and approx 31 trees need rehabilitating on the larger farm.

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/- 500 kg, mostly from the smaller farm (est 1,250 kg/ha)
  • Kaswadi hopes to reach 1 ton in the future.

    Photo of Kaswadi, Nurdiana and their son Alyragi.

    Farm History

    • The cocoa farm was passed on by Kaswadi's mother
    • Nurdiana helps in the farms, particularly at harvest and bean drying time, in addition to managing the family home and caring for their daughter.

    Photo of Kaswadi and Nurdiana's house.


    Program Active  2013
    Kaswadi'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 (206) Need Sponsor
    Shade Need Sponsor
    Waiting for Sponsorship  
    Nurdiana's Needs:  
    Description Status
    Financial Mgmt Training Waiting
      Pruning Shears Waiting
      Gloves Waiting
      Safety Shoes Waiting
      Mask Waiting
      Food Carrier Waiting
      Water Carrier Waiting
      Wheelbarrow Completed
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