Journalist Caroline Popavic from Martinique la 1ère filmed a feature about coconuts in Guyana. The documentary (in French) tells the story of the rise of Guyana’s coconut sector from the perspective of both smallholder farmers and large integrated companies.
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
"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.
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
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