Scaling up Regenerative Agriculture
Government officials and agronomists from the Department of Agricultural Extension (DOAE), Department of Agriculture (DOA) and Harmless Harvest are pressing ahead with a plan to pass on their knowledge and skills on regenerative organic agricultural practices to coconut farmers in the four provinces of Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkram and Ratchaburi.
From June to November, a group of 27 governmental and private agriculturists and agronomists will carry out training sessions on farming as a business, soil health, pollinators, organic compost, and organic pest management for as many as 350 coconut farmers across the four provinces.
They participated in a master training class during March-April in Ratchaburi led by the Regenerative Coconuts Agriculture Project (ReCAP), showcasing Thailand’s first collaboration between Danone Ecosystem Fund, Harmless Harvest and GIZ Thailand. The aim is to transform conventional practices of coconut farmers towards regenerative organic practices, thereby reducing their impact on climate change and strengthening the livelihoods of farmers and local coconut farming communities.