For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Sakur

Cocoa Farmer Sakur


Name: Sakur

Date of Birth: 1961

Family:  Wife: Marhumi and two children. Their 19 yr old daughter Fitri (b.1997) is attending primary / elementary school and their 5 yr old son Fadil (b.2009) is not yet in school. 

Location: Lakibong, Citta, South Sulawesi


Farm Details

  • Area: 0.5 hectares in one location. The land is flat with some wavy sections and has fertile soil. 
  • The farm is shaded with coconut, mango, banana and cashew trees. 
  • The cocoa is planted on a 2.5m x 2.5m 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.
  • Very low levels of fertilizer are applied as funds become available.
  • Only basic farm practices are applied which require improvement.
  • Consistent application of good agricultural practices and good soil management is needed on this farm.
  • A small number of trees, 23 (6.7%) are dead and require replacing.  

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-200 kg (est. 400kg per/ha).

    Sakur and Marhumi
    Photo of Sakur and his wife Marhumi.

    Farm History

    • The cocoa farm was passed onto Sakur from his parents. Sakur side grafted some of his trees in 2010. 
    • Marhumi is active on the farm particularly with harvesting, post harvest processing and farm sanitation work. In addition, Marhumi manages the family home and takes care of the family finances.

    Sakur and Marhumi's Family Home
    Photo of Sakur & Marhumi's family home.


    Program Active 2014
    Sakur'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 (23 +/-)  Waiting
    Shade Waiting
    Waiting for Sponsorship 
    Marhumi's Needs: 
    Financial Mgmt TrainingWaiting
      Pruning ShearsWaiting
      Safety ShoesWaiting
      Food CarrierWaiting
      Water CarrierWaiting
      Carry BasketWaiting
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