For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Salama Kani


Name: Salama Kani

Date of Birth: 1958

Family:  Wife: Rustina and two children. Their eldest is a young man, Dedi (24yrs) and their daughter Hartina is 20 yrs old.

Location:Lamuru, Soppeng, South Sulawesi


Farm Details

  • Area: 1.65 Hectares of sloping land with good soil plus 1 ha about 2km from the main farm.
  • Shade is provided by coconut and gliricidia trees.
  • The cocoa is planted on a dense 3M x 2.5M pattern and was side grafted in 2010.

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the biggest pest and disease issues.
  • Low levels of fertilizer are applied as funds allow.
  • Consistent application of GAP is required along with good soil management.
  • There are approximately 235 dead trees on this farm that require replacing.

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-800 kg  (est. 500kg/ha).
  • Salama and Rustini hope to increase productivity to at least 1.5 tonne/ha.

    Photo of Salama Kani and his wife, Rustini.

    Farm History

    • Salama is from a local farming family who previously grew corn and tobacco. He bought the 1.65 ha plot 10 years ago and planted cocoa. He works this farm together with Rustini who helps mostly with harvesting, sanitation, and post harvest work.
    • Their son Dedi also helps on the farm.
    • The cocoa was side grafted in 2010 but has much greater potential with consistent application of good agricultural practices.

    Photo of Salama Kani & Rustini’s house.


    Program Active  2013
    Salama Kani'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 (235 +/-)  Need Sponsor
    Waiting for Sponsorship  
    Rustini's Needs:  
    Description Status
    Financial Mgmt Training Waiting
      Pruning Shears Waiting
      Safety Shoes Waiting
      Mask Waiting
      Food Carrier Waiting
      Water Carrier Waiting
      Carry Basket Waiting
      Wheelbarrow Completed
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