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Farmer Training

Since we created the Vita Coco Project® in 2014, we have partnered with non-profit organizations around the world, from the Philippines to Brazil, to support and empower our coconut farming communities. Through initiatives like farmer training, we help encourage regenerative farming practices that protect biodiversity and enhance soil health quality on coconut farms.

We support our partners, like HOPE and the Silvermill Foundation, with their on-the-ground impact initiatives in our growing communities, which include producing demonstration plots in our local growing regions to teach our farmers efficient growing practices.

Here are some of the initiatives currently under way to help farmers continue to preserve the long-term sustainability and quality of their land:

  • Composting and Organic Fertilizer Programs: Through educational programs, farmers receive guidance on implementing composting and organic fertilizer programs to enrich the soil naturally and reduce the need for synthetic fertilizer.
  • Crop Management Workshops: Workshops help equip farmers with advanced crop management techniques, such as intercropping, helping them optimize yields, diversify income sources, and minimize environmental impact.
  • Water and Soil Conservation Programs: Through learning natural resource conservation practices, such as using drip irrigation and growing cover crops, farmers can reduce their vulnerability to extreme weather and erosion.
  • Training Courses on Natural Pollinators: Bees and other natural pollinators are vital for crop health, and through our partners’ trainings, farmers learn about the importance of pollinators and how to create pollinator-friendly environments.
Microbreeding Project

Because our coconuts are grown in various regions with different conditions, factors like weather and soil type can affect coconut production. We recognize the importance of helping farmers plant a diverse array of coconut tree varieties suitable to their farming environments, ensuring a steady supply of coconut harvesting over time, while also withstanding the challenges of climate change.

Through our partnership with HOPE and their microbreeding program initiative, we are helping develop a pilot farm to teach farmers the best breeding practices to grow hybrid seedlings. These hybrids combine the desirable traits of different coconut tree varieties, such as quicker coconut cultivation and stronger resilience to extreme weather conditions. This is also how we help address aging coconut trees and promote the overall biodiversity of the local ecosystem that we source from.

Coconuts grow best in with a little shade. During the growing process, the seedlings require very little maintenance, other than an occasional watering.
During the growing process, the seedlings are nurtured until they reach a certain size and are then pulled out and distributed to the farmers.
Coconuts ripen on the trees—a close-up into the growing process.
 

During the growing process, the seedlings are nurtured until they reach a certain size and are then pulled out and distributed to the farmers.

 

Coconut farmer and seedling supplier Ramon Araneta has planted 910 coconut trees on his five hectares of farmland using new and improved planting methods that he also teaches other farmers to implement.

 

Coconuts ripen on the trees—a close-up into the growing process.

Seedlings for Sustainability

In April 2023, we announced our Seedlings for Sustainability™ initiative to help distribute and facilitate the planting of up to 10 million seedlings and trees across the globe by 2030. We recognize the significance of responsible land management and are dedicated to offering resources to support coconut farming areas, the local communities of our consumers, and forests.

To address the aging coconut tree population and build a resilient supply chain, we collaborate with our on-the-ground partners, like HOPE and the Silvermill Foundation, to distribute seedlings. This effort aims to cultivate a future generation of high-quality nut-producing trees, benefiting both coconut growers and the industry at large.

We also facilitate the distribution of a diverse range of seeds and seedlings to promote intercropping. This process involves cultivating agricultural crops that complement coconut trees, such as cacao, bananas, coffee, vanilla, and other tropical vegetation. Intercropping can help boost the economic potential for farmers while replenishing soil nutrients and reducing the growers’ reliance on added fertilizers.

Where is The Vita Coco Company headquartered?
The Company is headquartered at 250 Park Avenue South, Seventh Floor, New York, New York 10003.
When did The Vita Coco Company go public?
The Vita Coco Company became a public company on October 21, 2021.
What stock exchange is The Vita Coco Company traded on and under what symbol?
The Vita Coco Company stock is traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol COCO
What is The Vita Coco Company’s fiscal year?
The Company’s fiscal year ends on December 31.
Does The Vita Coco Company pay dividends?
At this time, the Company does not pay a dividend.
Who is The Vita Coco Company’s independent auditor?
Deloitte & Touche LLP is The Vita Coco Company’s independent auditor.
Who is The Vita Coco Company’s transfer agent?

The Company’s transfer agent is American Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST).

Does The Vita Coco Company have a direct stock purchase plan?
At this time, the Company does not offer a direct stock purchase plan. To purchase shares of The Vita Coco Company, you must contact a full service or discount registered broker.
How can I purchase The Vita Coco Company shares?
Shares of The Vita Coco Company can be purchased through any full service or discount registered broker. You cannot purchase shares directly from the Company.
Where can I get the latest corporate news releases?
You can view The Vita Coco Company’s recent press releases by visiting the Company’s Press Releases page.
How can I view documents The Vita Coco Company has filed with the SEC, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q?
All of The Vita Coco Company’s SEC filings can be found on the Company’s SEC Filings page. Additionally, all of the Company’s SEC filings are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
Who makes up The Vita Coco Company Executive Management team and Board of Directors?
You can view The Vita Coco Company’s Management team and Board of Directors by visiting the Company’s Corporate Governance page
How do I sign up to receive The Vita Coco Company’s press releases and other company information?
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Whom should I contact regarding investor inquiries?
For investor inquiries, please contact John Mills at investors@thevitacococompany.com or 646-277-1254.
Whom should I contact regarding media relations inquiries?
For media inquiries, please email press@vitacoco.com.
Where can I find more information on The Vita Coco Company’s products?
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