Pomeroon Coconuts: 2018 In Pictures

Guyana Well-Positioned to Take Advantage of USA Coconut Water Market

Guyana - with its fertile lands and strategic position outside of the hurricane belt - is ideally positioned to become a major supplier of coconut water to the North American Market.

On a visit to Pomeroon Trading’s Stoll Estate, Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin said the Guyanese coconut industry is on the brink: “with the right injection of new ideas, pilot projects and new funding, the industry can become a major contributor to the Guyanese economy”

See the Guyana Chronicle article here

Guyana has coconut farming in its very fabric and the world’s biggest market is on our doorstep. Now is the time to diversify the Guyanese economy. Now is the time to solidify a position as the coconut water supplier to North America. Now is the time to rally this industry into the giant it deserves to be.
— Duncan Turnbull - Founder, Pomeroon

Stabroek News: "Awakening the Giant'

"Coconut Output to Quadruple by 2025"

A detailed article published by the Stabroek News covering the rapidly growing interest from the international investor community in Guyanese coconuts. The article also features the "Lead Farmer" programme, an initiative to "catalyze business alliance formation" between smallholder farmers and larger farmers. Pomeroon Trading has been a Lead Farmer since the inception of the programme. See the full article here.

There are currently 25,000 acres of coconut trees within Guyana ... Investors are interested in expanding this to about 100,000 acres within a decade
— Raymond Trotz: National Coordinator of the International Trade Center

Guyana Chronicle: "Pomeroon, A Plush Place"

Pomeroon Trading is featured in the Guyana Chronicle.

The expansive article covers the Pomeroon Coconut Nursery, plans for processing facilities, and the fertility of the Pomeroon region. See the full article here

The Caribbean is close to the world’s largest demand centre (the US) but produces less than one percent of the world’s supply of coconuts. With Guyana’s fertile soils and perfect agronomic conditions, I believe this can change
— Guyana Chronicle, February 2018

The Guyanese Coconut Industry Awakens

Pomeroon CEO, Duncan Turnbull, argues in the Global AgInvesting Magazine, that as the Guyanese sugar industry is in terminal decline there is home from the sugar industry.

Cane sugar has dominated more than just the Caribbean landscape: it is fundamental to the socio-economic fabric of the region. As Guyana prepares to turn off the sugar industry’s life support, another industry is awakening. Coconut exports, in metric tonnes, have increased by a factor of 40 since 2008 and farm gate prices have tripled.

See full article here

Kaiteur News: "Massive Investment in Local Coconut Industry"

Pomeroon Trading is featured in the Kaiteur News.

The article covers the companies significant investment in the Guyanese coconut industry and the partnership with Guyana's National Agricultural Research & Extension Institute (NAREI). See the full article here

They are rehabilitating the current estate as well as doing some replanting. It’s an investment we welcome. I believe they will help the estate reach its true potential
— Dr Homenauth, CEO of NAREI, Guyana