For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Kusnadi

Bio

Name: Kusnadi

Date of Birth: 1964

Family:  Wife: Wahyuni. Children: Dicky Wahyudi, 16 year old boy. M. Adriasyah, 13 year old boy. Airah, 2 year old girl.

Location:  Morioriwawo, Soppeng, South Sulawesi


Farm Details

  • Area: 1.05 Hectares in two plots. 0.8ha + 0.25ha
  • Both farms are close to each other and have flat land with fertile soil.
  • The cocoa is planted on a 3 M x 3 M pattern and the trees were side grafted 6 years ago.


Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and disease issues.
  • Only basic farm practices applied and requires improvement.
  • Low levels of fertilizer are applied as funds allow.
  • Approximately 150 of the trees are dead and need replacing.
  • Consistent application of GAP is required along with good soil management.
  • There are 150 dead cocoa trees that require replacing.
Photo of Kusnadi and his wife Wahyuni with their daughter Airah.

Farm Productivity
  • Total harvest per year = +/- 500kg.
  • The cocoa farm was passed to Kasnudi by his mothers family. 
  • Wahyuni helps in the farm specifically at harvest and bean drying times in addition to managing the family home. Wahyuni has no additional job outside the farm and home. 
Photo of Kusnadi & Wahyuni's house. 

Program Active  2013

Kusnadi's Needs:

 
Description    Status
Training  
  In Field Training Completed
  In Class Training Completed
   
Tools  
  Tall pruning tool / pole Completed
  Handsaw Completed
  Pruning Shears Completed
  Knapsack Sprayer Completed
  Personal Safety Equipment Completed
   
Materials  
  Fertilizer In Progress
  Pest Management Materials In Progress
Seedlings (x 150) Completed
Shade (x150) Completed
   
Program Active  2013
Wahyuni'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
  Wheelbarrow Completed

 

 

 

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