For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Sudirman

Cocoa Farmer Sudirman


Name: Sudirman

Date of Birth: 1967

Family:  Wife: Nurhati Talib. Sudirman and Nurhati Talib do not have children.

Location: Jampu, Liliriaja, South Sulawesi


Farm Details

  • Area: 1 hectares in one location. The land is flat and has fertile soil. 
  • The farm is shaded with gliricidia, coconut and mango trees. 
  • The cocoa is planted on a 3m x 3m pattern and some of the cocoa trees was side grafted in 2008.

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and disease issues.
  • Low levels of fertilizer are applied as funds allow.
  • Very basic farm management practices applied
  • Needs consistent application of GAP and good soil management.
  • There are 183 dead cocoa trees (20.20%) on this farm that require replacing and 31 trees which are not productive need rehabilitation by side grafting.  

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-300 kg (est. 300 kg per/ha).

    Sudirman and Nurhati Talib
    Photo of Sudirman and his wife Nurhati Talib.

    Farm History

    • The farm belonged to Sudirman's parents who passed the farm onto him. Sudirman side grafted some of his trees in 2008. 
    • Nurhati Talib is active on the farm particularly with harvesting, post harvest processing and farm sanitation work. Nurhati Talib also manages all of the family finances.

    Sudirman and Nurhati Talib's Family Home
    Photo of Sudirman & Nurhati Talib's family home.


    Program Active 2014
    Sudirman'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 (183 +/-)  Waiting
    Budwood (31 +/-)Waiting
    Shade Waiting
    Waiting for Sponsorship 
    Nurhati Talib's Needs: 
    Financial Mgmt TrainingWaiting
      Pruning ShearsWaiting
      Safety ShoesWaiting
      Food CarrierWaiting
      Water CarrierWaiting
      Carry BasketWaiting
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