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Farmer Taming

Cocoa Farmer Taming


Name: Taming

Date of Birth: 1961

Family:  Wife: Hj. Rabasia and two children. Their son 23 yr old Rahman (b.1991) and their daughter 19 yr old Reski (b.1995) are both in high school. 

Location: Tinco, Citta, South Sulawesi

Farm Details

  • Area: 2.0 hectare in two locations. 
  • The main farm is 1 ha is on slopping land with fertile soil. The other farm, 1 hectare, is in similar condition as the main farm.
  • The cocoa is planted on a 3m x 3m pattern and some of the cocoa trees was side grafted in 2008.
  • Shade is provided with coconut, teak and banana trees. 

Farm Issues

  • Cocoa pod borer and black pod are the main pest and disease issues.
  • Low levels of fertilizer are applied as funds become available.
  • Only basic farm practices are applied which require improvement.
  • Consistent application of good agricultural practices and good soil management is needed on this farm.
  • There are approximately 129 dead trees (16.93%) on the main farm which require replacing. 

Farm Productivity

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

    Taming and Rabasia
    Photo of Taming and his wife Rabasia.

    Farm History

    • The cocoa farm was passed onto Taming from his parents. Taming side grafted some of his trees in 2008. 
    • Rabasia is active in the cocoa farm particular with farm sanitation, harvest and post harvest practices. Rabasia also manages the family home and all the finances. 
    • Taming and Rabasia's son also helps manage the family farm. 

    Taming and Rabasia's Family Home
    Photo of Taming & Rabasia's family home.


    Program Active 2014
    Taming'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 (129 +/-)  Waiting
    Shade Waiting
    Waiting for Sponsorship 
    Rabasia's Needs: 
    Financial Mgmt TrainingWaiting
      Pruning ShearsWaiting
      Safety ShoesWaiting
      Food CarrierWaiting
      Water CarrierWaiting
      Carry BasketWaiting
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