For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Nurdin A.


Name: A. Nurdin U.

Date of Birth: 1968

Family:  Wife: A. Ratnawati and three children. Their eldest child A. Rezky (20yrs) is a University student while her younger sister A.Tari (13 yrs) is in senior high school and brother A. M. Agung (12yrs) is in primary school.

Location:Lamuru, Soppeng, South Sulawesi


Farm Details

  • Area: 3 Hectare in two plots. 1 ha + 2 ha of flat land with good soil.
  • Shade is provided with gliricidia trees.
  • The cocoa is planted in a 3m x 3m pattern and 1 hectare was side grafted in 2009 while the other area was recently side grafted working together with the farmer group.

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and disease issues.
  • Very basic farm practices applied.
  • Consistent application of GAP required together with soil management.
  • There are approximately 110 dead trees that require replacing.

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/- 900 kg /ha from the previously sidegrafted plot. (est. 900kg/ha).
  • Nurdin and Ratnawati hope to achieve up to 2 tonne per ha in the future.

    Photo of Nurdin and Ratnawati with their son Agung.

    Farm History

    • The cocoa farm was passed to Nurdin from his father and both Nurdin and Ratnawati work together for all but the heaviest activities on the farm.
    • Ratnawati's father Umar has a farm nearby and is the head of the local farmer group to with Nurdin is a member.
    • Nurdin and Umar routinely work together with other members of the farmer group.



    Program Active  2013
    Nurdin's Needs:  
    Description    Status
      In Field Training Completed
      In Class Training Completed
      Tall pruning tool / pole Completed
      Handsaw Completed
      Pruning Shears Completed
      Knapsack Sprayer Completed
      Personal Safety Equipment Completed
      Fertilizer In Progress
      Pest Management Materials In Progress
        Seedlings (110 +/-) Waiting
    Waiting for Sponsorship  
    Ratnawati's Needs:  
    Description Status
    Financial Mgmt Training Waiting
      Pruning Shears Waiting
      Gloves Waiting
      Safety Shoes Waiting
      Mask Waiting
      Food Carrier Waiting   
      Water Carrier Waiting
      Carry Basket Waiting
      Wheelbarrow Completed
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