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Nov 11, 2021

Cayo Grain Manager on Summit Panel

Also at day two of the Investment Summit today, General Manager of the Cayo Grain and Agro Supply Limited, Gilbert Canton Junior shared with the potential investors that the investment needs in that industry are wide-ranging.


Gilbert Canton

Gilbert Canton, Jr., Gen. Mgr., Cayo Grain & Agro Supply Ltd.

“We need to take our corn, we need to take our soy, we need to process it into feed, into oils, into starches, into meal that we can then use locally and we can export. We also need to work on our bulk export capacity; we don’t have a bulk export port yet, and we saw Mr. Chris McGann mention that in his investment goals, so we need that. And then of course, any trade agreement that us into new and lucrative markets are very, very good, so that helps us to expand and grow. The grain industry and particularly yellow corn has grown phenomenally because of the partial scope agreement with Guatemala. So we need more agreements like that that will allow us to expand. We need modernization in our industry; we need companies to come in and invest in technology; we need drones that can spray our fields; we need satellite monitoring; we need that sort of stuff happening on our fields because they’re so big – I farm five thousand acres and I can’t see every acre of that five thousand unless I get up high. So we need that sort of service in the industry. We need soil labs; we need things that we haven’t even thought of yet – things that we can see where our water profile is in the soil without leaving our offices. We need that.”

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