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Farmer Muh Nasir

Cocoa Farmer Muh. Nasir


Name: Muh. Nasir

Date of Birth: 1967

Family:  Wife: Hj. Juherah and one son, 33 yr old Abrar Mahyuddin (b.1981) who has already finished school.

Location: Lonrong, Liliriaja, South Sulawesi



Farm Details

  • Area: 1.35 hectares in two locations.
  • The main farm, 0.75 hectares has sloping land with fertile soil. The second farm, 0.6 hectares, is in a similar condition as the main farm.  
  • The cocoa is planted on a 3m x 4m pattern and some of the cocoa trees were side grafted in 2009.
  • Shade is provided by gliricidia and coconut trees. 

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and disease issues.
  • Low levels of fertilizer are applied as funds become available. 
  • Basic farm practices applied. GAP training is required.
  • Needs consistent application of good agricultural practices and good soil management.
  • There are approximately 69 dead trees on the main farm which require replacing. 

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-300 kg (est. 400 kg per/ha).

    Muh Nasir and Hj. Juherah
    Photo of Muh. Nasir and his wife Hj. Juherah.

    Farm History

    • Muh. Nasir purchased the farm himself years many years ago and in an effort to increase productivity he side grafted his cocoa trees 5 years ago (2009).
    • Hj. Juherah is involved with harvesting and post harvest processing, manages the family home and makes all financial arrangements.

    Muh. Nasir and Hj. Juherah's Family Home
    Photo of Muh. Nasir & Hj. Juherah/s family home.


    Program Active 2014
    Muh. Nasir'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 (69 +/-)  Waiting
    Shade Waiting
    Waiting for Sponsorship 
    Hj. Juherah's Needs: 
    Financial Mgmt TrainingWaiting
      Pruning ShearsWaiting
      Safety ShoesWaiting
      Food CarrierWaiting
      Water CarrierWaiting
      Carry BasketWaiting
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