Farmer 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
|Salama Kani's Needs:|
|In Field Training||Completed|
|In Class Training||Completed|
|Tall pruning tool / pole||Completed|
|Personal Safety Equipment||Completed|
|Pest Management Materials||In Progress|
|Seedlings (235 +/-)||Need Sponsor|
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|Financial Mgmt Training||Waiting|
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