All Camino products are made from premium quality organic ingredients.
At Camino, we believe that the choices we make while sourcing our ingredients not only impact the quality of our products but also the well-being of farmers, the soil, the environment, and ultimately, you.
Conventional industrial agriculture has long overlooked the importance of soil health. It depletes soil through practices like heavy plowing, monoculture farming, and chemical fertilizers, leaving it vulnerable to pests and disease. This intensification further contributes to environmental degradation, threatens farmer security and exacerbates water runoff.
Sourcing organic ingredients is key to building vibrant communities and sustainable environments around the world. Regenerative and organic agricultural techniques are healthier for you, family farmers and their land.
Traditional and innovative growing techniques that preserve biodiversity and rely on natural pest control rather than chemical pesticides are used to grow all ingredients in Camino products. Every single Camino product is certified organic.
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Benefits of regenerative and organic agricultural practices
- Ecological balance: by avoiding harmful chemicals to enter the soil and plants, farmers maintain a healthier ecological equilibrium.
- Diversification: regenerative and organic practices promote the growth of various plants and trees, creating a more resilient ecosystem.
- Sustainable fertilization: harvest residuals fertilize the soil, contributing to long-term soil health.
- Pest and disease control: regenerative and organic farming methods reduce the incidence of plagues and disease naturally.
- Nourishment: shade-giving trees can be fruit trees and thus yield fruits that enrich family farmers ‘diets.
- Increase revenues: organic farmers generate additional income through the premium paid for certified organic ingredients and through the sale of additional fruit harvested from shade-giving trees.
Shade grown agricultural techniques are commonly used by our producer partners to grow their crops. These techniques mean intermixing the crop (in most cases, cocoa or coffee) with shade-giving trees. Many family farmers are able to diversify their harvests through shade-giving trees, growing various fruit and other food crops for themselves and their families. A natural shade canopy helps to protect species living in cocoa or coffee producing areas, providing a much-needed habitat for many species of birds and animals. Decomposing foliage from shade producing trees provides fertilizer for crops. The creation of a bird habitat provides a natural form of pest protection. This serves to enhance both biodiversity and economic stability.
Who harvests the organic ingredients for Camino goods?
We work with Co-operatives and associations of family farmers in the Dominican Republic, Peru, Paraguay, Panama, Togo, Sri Lanka and Madagascar. All our producer partners meet the rigid standards of organic certification and are also Fairtrade certified.