For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Muh Aris

Bio

Name: Muh Aris

Date of Birth: 1967

Family: Wife; Ibu Nurlaelah. Children; Ligil Mualif 8 year old boy in primary school (SD). Tun Nisa 1.5 year old girl not yet in school.

Location: Takalala, District: Marioriwawo


Farm Details

  • Area: 1.3 Hectare in two separate locations. 0.5ha and 0.8ha


Farm Issues

  • Main pest and disease issues are: Cocoa Pod Border and Black Pod.
  • Only basic farm practices applied, farm practices require improvement.
  • Limited to no shade trees.
  • Only basic training in cocoa farm management.
  • Cocoa trees are old, low productivity hybrids and many require replacing.


    Farm Productivity

    • 300kg per year from the 0.5 ha farm (est. 600 kg/ha).
    • Aris hopes to increase his production to 1.5 ton per hectare per year.


      Photo of Muh Aris and his wife Nurlaelah

      Farm History

      • Aris' father started growing corn, peanuts and other similar crops.
      • Nurlaelah is very involved with all activities on the farm, including pruning, sanitation work, harvesting and post harvest processing.
      • In 1997, Haris planted cocoa on his fathers land.
      • In 2006 some trees were side grafted, however this failed due to low quality budwood.
      Photo of Aris and Nurlaelah's family home.

       

       

       

       

       

      Program Active2013
      Aris' Needs:
      Description Status
      Training
        In Field TrainingCompleted
        In Class TrainingCompleted
        Cocoa Carer TrainingIn Progress
        
      Tools
        Tall puning tool / poleCompleted
        HandsawCompleted
        MachetteCompleted
        HoeCompleted
        Pruning ShearsCompleted
        CrowbarCompleted
        String for side graftingCompleted
        Knapsack SprayerCompleted
        ChainsawCompleted
        Measurement MeterCompleted
        ShovelCompleted
        Personal Safety EquipmentCompleted
        Oil and fuel for chainsaw Completed
        Advanced ToolsNeed Sponsor
        
      Materials
        FertilizerIn Progress
        Pest Management MaterialsIn Progress
         
        Seedlings (200)Completed
        Shade (200)Completed
        
      Program Active2013
      Nurlaelah's Needs:
      DescriptionStatus
      Financial Mgt TrainingWaiting
        
        Tools
        Pruning ShearsCompleted
        GlovesCompleted
        Safety ShoesCompleted
        MaskCompleted
        Food CarrierCompleted
        Water CarrierCompleted
        Carry BasketCompleted
        WheelbarrowCompleted

       

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