For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Maswadi

Cocoa Farmer Maswadi


Name: Maswadi

Date of Birth: 1973

Family:  Wife: Sriwahyuni and two children. Their 12 yr old daughter Rani Cahyan (b.2002) and their 8 yr old son Iksan Hidayat (b.2006) are both attending primary / elementary school. 

Location: Lakibong, Citta, South Sulawesi


Farm Details

  • Area: 2 hectares in two locations. 
  • The main farm is 1 hectare and has sloping land with fertile soil. The second 1 hectare farm is in similar condition. 
  • The farm is shaded with teak trees. 
  • The cocoa is planted on a 3m x 4m pattern and some of the cocoa trees was side grafted in 2010.

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and disease issues.
  • The trees are given a limited amount of fertilizer as funds allow. Maswadi does seem to have a fair understanding of fertilizers.
  • Basic farm practices are applied which needs improving. 
  • Needs consistent application of GAP and good soil management.

  • There are 180 dead trees on the main farm which need replacing along with 130 trees that are not productive and need side grafting rehabilitation.

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-400 kg per/ha.

    Maswadi and Sriwahyuni
    Photo of Maswadi and his wife Sriwahyuni.

    Farm History

    • The cocoa farm was passed onto Maswadi from his parents. Maswadi side grafted some of his trees in 2010. 
    • Sriwahyuni is active on the farm particularly with harvesting, post harvest processing (bean drying) and farm sanitation work. Sriwahyuni also manages the family home, takes care of their small children and manages all the family finances.
    • Maswadi has the potential to be a successful cocoa farmer but requires training and some initial support to get him going.

    Maswadi and Sriwahyuni's Family Home
    Photo of Maswadi & Sriwahyuni's family home.


    Program Active 2014
    Maswadi'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 (180 +/-)  Waiting
    Budwood (61 (+/-)Waiting
    Shade Waiting
    Waiting for Sponsorship 
    Sriwahyuni's Needs: 
    Financial Mgmt TrainingWaiting
      Pruning ShearsWaiting
      Safety ShoesWaiting
      Food CarrierWaiting
      Water CarrierWaiting
      Carry BasketWaiting
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