100% organic and wherever possible we source produce from local farms. All our products and farms are certified by the EU commission and USDA on Organic products ensuring they were produced according to strict rules aimed at respecting the environment and animal welfare.
Organic farms produce our young Thai Nam Hom coconuts
Most consumers have no idea about the large quantities of fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides that are omnipresent on most coconut exporting farms. In addition, non-organic coconuts are often subject to post-harvest treatments such as bleaching agents, fungicides and preservatives to ensure the coconuts survive the several weeks of transport to global points-of-sale.
Our young organic Thai Nam Hom coconuts are grown using only certified organic farming methods, greatly reducing the incidence of any pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and fungicides in our products. By avoiding the use of synthetic chemicals, organic farming also helps to preserve biodiversity, soil fertility, groundwater quality and the health of farmworkers. Meanwhile, our chemical-free preservation techniques guarantee that Thirsty Camel coconuts remain 100% organic.
Bio Control Techniques
Bio-control techniques make organic coconut farming possible
Our farmers invest an incredible amount of effort into creating an eco-friendly environment to grow Thirsty Camel young Thai coconuts.
An incredible amount of effort goes into creating an eco-friendly organic coconut farm. Our farms use the latest bio-control techniques to help protect the coconut crop from common pests and diseases that both promote bio-diversity and sustainability. Instead of using artificial chemical pesticides, biological methodologies are used for pest control, ensuring healthy coconut production and a healthy environment for farmers.
For example, the coconut rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) and the black headed caterpillar (Opisina arenosella) are both common pests that can completely destroy coconut crops. Rhinoceros beetles burrow into the bases of palm fronds to drink the tree’s sap, leaving the tree open to other pests and diseases. The damage caused by this big bad bug kills coconut palm trees. The black headed caterpillar is also deadly to any coconut farm, sometimes infesting thousands of trees.
A wide variety of bio-control techniques are used by farmers to combat these coconut pests including the introduction of predatory species, growing companion plants that are good for the ecology and removing pests by hand. For example, our farmers have established breeding programmes for the Habrobracon hebetor wasp, a natural predator of the black headed caterpillar. The farmers also breed their own honeybees to ensure pollination of the Nam Hom coconut palms.
Thirsty Camel supports sustainable rural development
By investing in organic coconut farms and helping to empower farmers to embrace eco-friendly best practices, Thirsty Camel supports sustainable, socio-economic development.
Organic agriculture can make a significant contribution to socio-economic and ecologically sustainable development in rural areas, especially in poorer countries. Organic farming principles encourage the efficient management of local resources, local sourcing and sustainability, while helping to introduce local farmers to a global market with enormous growth prospects.
We pay a fair price to source high quality organic products for our customers and, in so doing, help to ensure the livelihood of the farmers and their local communities.
Born In The UAE
This is a brand born in Dubai and is part of a journey that has taken us across the world so that you can enjoy the very best and most nutritious products. Join us as we keep discovering the wonders that mother nature has to offer.