For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Sukardi


Name: Sukardi

Date of Birth: 1970

Family: Wife: Nur Amini and one son, Afit (3 months).

Location:  Lilirialu, Soppeng, South Sulawesi



Farm Details

  • Area: 0.5 Hectare on flat land with good soil.
  • The cocoa is 7 year old clonal cocoa planted in a 3M x 3M pattern.
  • There is no specific shading.

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and disease issues.
  • Very basic farm practices applied.
  • Limited to no shade trees.
  • The farm requires consistent application of good agricultural practices and appropriate soil management.
  • About 66 trees are dead and need replacing. 

Farm Productivity 

  • Total harvest per year = +/-500 kg (1,000kg/ha).
  • Sukardi hopes to achieve 1000 kg /yr (double production).
* Photo of Sukardi and his family

Farm History
  • Sukardi bought this cocoa farm and is very passionate about learning how to get the most from his farm.
  • Nur Amini usually helps in the cocoa farm particularly with the harvesting, farm sanitation work and post harvest processing but at the moment is focused on taking care of the new baby.






Program Active  2013
Sukardi'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 (66 +/-) Waiting
Shade Waiting
Waiting for Sponsorship  
Nur Amini'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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