Tiểu Cần District, Trà Vinh Province
Sokfarm is the brainchild of two young founders who came back to their hometown in Vietnam and started an agricultural revolution.
In 2018, Chal Thi – an expert in Food Technology and her husband Dinh Ngai – an electrical engineer decided to start Sokfarm, a local Vietnamese social enterprise that would specialize in collecting coconut nectar, using a rare traditional Khmer method.
Coconut nectar is a vegetarian product. It has a sweet and salty taste and it’s full of minerals. It’s known to boost immunity and balance the electrolyte count in the body.
Collecting nectar is a delicate process where coconut flowers need to be gently massaged at least twice a day. The farmer makes a small cut on one end and gently massages the flowers before tapping them with a wooden log to stimulate the nectar flow.
Sokfarm hopes that its products will help local farmers generate alternate ways of income and raise awareness about eco-friendly and sustainable methods of farming.