For The Future Of Cocoa 

Farmer Umpung Mappe

Cocoa Farmer Umpung Mappe


Name: Umpung Mappe

Date of Birth: 1942

Family:  Wife: Hj.Nurmi and four children who have all finished school. Three sons, 34 yr old Muh.Alyas (b.1980), 32 yr old Kaharuddin (b.1982), 26 yr old Nasrullah (b.1988) and one daughter 25 yr old Hartini (b.1989) 

Location: Lonrong, Liliriaja, South Sulawesi


Farm Details

  • Area: 1 hectare in one location with sloping land and fertile soil. 
  • The cocoa is planted on a 3m x 3m pattern and some of the cocoa trees was side grafted in 2009.
  • The farm is shaded with gliricidia and coconut 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 however Umpung Mappe does have a basic understanding of fertilizing.
  • Only basic farm practices are applied.
  • Consistent application of good agricultural practices and good soil management is needed on this farm.
  • A small number of trees, 40 (5%) are dead and require replacing.  

Farm Productivity

  • Total harvest per year = +/-250 kg per/ha.

    Umpung Mappe and Hj. Nurmi
    Photo of Umpung Mappe and his wife Hj. Nurmi.

    Farm History

    • The cocoa farm was passed onto Umpung Mappe from his parents. Taming side grafted some of his trees in 2010. 
    • Hj. Nurmi helps with the post harvest processing (bean drying) and manages the family home and makes all financial arrangements.

    Umpung Mappe and Hj. Nurmi's Family Home
    Photo of Umpung Mappe & Hj. Nurmi's family home.


    Program Active 2014
    Umpung Mappe'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 (40 +/-)  Waiting
    Shade Waiting
    Waiting for Sponsorship 
    Hj. Nurmi's Needs: 
    Financial Mgmt TrainingWaiting
      Pruning ShearsWaiting
      Safety ShoesWaiting
      Food CarrierWaiting
      Water CarrierWaiting
      Carry BasketWaiting
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