Real TransformationMarch 21, 2018 2:23 pm
As the year gets under way, we have passed some significant milestones for our project. In the last three to four months alone we’ve cultivated approximately 100 acres of land on the island. 40 acres of this has been at Baillie’s Bacolet in St Davids, with another 60 acres at River Antoine in St Patrick.
We’ll be adding and extra 30 acres of cane adjacent to the land we’ve already been working on Baillie’s Bacolet, and planting cane around the factory site in conference, St Andrews – that’s another 50 acres. A few private farmers have expressed great interest in planting cane for us, so that gives us another 40 acres give or take.
All of which means in 2018 we’ll be adding an additional 150 acres to this major project. We already have around 150 acres cultivated, so by the end of the year we aim to have returned 300 to 350 acres of land to sugar cane production on Grenada.
The transformation is very real, and so we’re excited that CaneCo is creating a real buzz in the agricultural sector all across the Windward Islands. So many people are interested in what’s happening here. Even the Prime Minister, in his budget speech, spoke highly of our project. Not only are we developing a reputation for being a serious company, but politicians are impressed by the project’s effect on the landscape in Grenada.
Naturally this is also down to the great people we have working for us. Our agricultural team has now settled into a good grove – they’re exceptionally hard working as they’re also keen to see our project succeed. Our plan is to carry on doing our great work: securing more land for cultivation, and farming more premium cane, in order to make a super-premium rum at Renegade Rum Distillery.