For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Supu


Name: Supu

Date of Birth: 1969

Family:  Wife: Rukia. Two Sons, Sukirman (39) and Sukri (37) and two daughters Satriani (32) and Harnani (30) all who have finished school. 

Location:   Liliriaja, Soppeng, South Sulawesi

Farm Details

  • Area: Area: 1.8 Ha in two plots. 0.80 ha and 1.0 ha.
  • The 0.8 ha farm is on a sloping land with fertile soil and the trees are planted on a 2.5 M x 3 M pattern.
  • The 1.0 ha farm is not in good condition and needs overhaul.
  • Some of the trees were side grafted 4 years ago and there are about 55 (5.6%) trees that need replacing.
  • The farm is shaded with Coconut and Leaucena trees.

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer, black pod are main pest and disease issues.
  • Only basic farm practices applied.
  • The farm needs consistent application of GAP and good soil management to achieve optimum productivity.

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/- 500kg from the 0.8 hectare farm (est. 625 kg/ha).

    Photo of Supu and his wife Rukia at their home.

    Farm History

    • Supu purchased the farm himself.
    • Rukia is active on the farm particularly with harvesting, sanitation and drying.
    • Supu and Rukia's eldest children and son-in-law also help them manage the family farm.





    Program Active  2013
    Supu'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 (55 +/-) Waiting
      Shade  Waiting
    Waiting For Sponsorship  
    Rukia's Needs:  
    Description Status
    Financial Mgmt Training Waiting
      Pruning Shears Waiting
      Gloves Waiting
      Safety Shoes Waiting
      Mask Waiting
      Food Carrier Waiting
      Water Carrier Waiting
      Wheelbarrow Waiting
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