For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Mulyadi

Bio

Name: Mulyadi

Date of Birth: 1982

Family: Mulyadi is not yet married

Location:  Marioriwawo, Soppeng, South Sulawesi



Farm Details

  • Area: 0.85 hectare of slightly sloping land with less than ideal and somewhat stony soil.
  • The cocoa is planted in a 3m x 3m pattern. 125 trees were side grafted in 2010.
  • Shade is provided with both coconut and gliricidia trees.


Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and diseases issues.
  • Very basic farm practices are applied and requires improvement.
  • Consistent application of good agricultural practices required together with appropriate soil management.
  • There are 72 cocoa trees which are dead and require replacing.


Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-400 kg (est. 471 kg/ha).
  • Mulyadi hopes to achieve 1.5 ton from his cocoa farm.


    Mulyadi in his cocoa farm.

    Farm History

    • Mulyadi was given the land by his father and continues to live in the family home.
    • Mulyadi attempted to improve his productivity in 2010 when he side grafted 125 of his trees.


    Photo of Mulyadi's family house.

     

    Program Active  2013
    Mulyadi'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 (72 +/-) Waiting

     

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