Project period: June 2020 – August 2023

Regenerative Coconuts Agriculture Project

ReCAP

Ma Prao Nam Hom, or aromatic coconuts, are a special coconut variety from Thailand known for their exceptionally fragrant water. The demand for these fruits from across the world has surged over the past few years. To keep up the supply, farmers have turned to monoculture and the use of heavy chemical inputs to boost their yields. The short-term focus of these practices is harming the environment and putting farmers and farm workers’ livelihoods at risk. In order to develop and incentivise more sustainable practices of coconut farming, the idea of the Regenerative Coconuts Agriculture Project (ReCAP) was born.

Our Goals

The project are to support and train 350 coconut farmers to grow coconuts according to regenerative organic agricultural practices; to equip farmers with basic business skills to diversify and thereby increase their income; and to establish a self-sustained entity that enables and supports continuous development of sustainable farming practices among the coconut communities of the so-called “Nam Hom” provinces including Nakhon Patom, Ratchaburi, Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkram provinces in Thailand.

Areas of Implementation

Samutsakhon, Samutsongkram, Nakhonpatom and Ratchaburi provinces

Expected Results

  • 350 coconut farmers are trained in central Thailand
  • At least 800 hectares are converted to regenerative organic agriculture
  • Through income diversification, farmers increase their incomes by 10%
  • Training Curriculum on farm management, soil health, organic inputs, pest management, and regenerative organic practices
  • Establishment of an entity to support regenerative organic farmers

Project Partners

Danone Ecosystem Fund and Harmless Harvest Thailand

Contact Person
Lisa Faust
Project Manager, GIZ Thailand
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