Saturday, April 2, 2022

Agromax Organic Ltd supports agricultural sector with organic products | Loop St. Lucia – Loop News St. Lucia

With a global economic crisis and an ongoing pandemic, agriculture is more important than ever for the Caribbean countries’ economic growth and long-term development.

For Eugene Gabriel, this is an opportune time to capitalize on the desire for sustainability by contributing to the agricultural sector through his company Agromax Organic Ltd.

Agromax Organic Ltd, founded in 2020, is a biotech fertilizer company based in St. Lucia that produces organic fertilizers. The company manufactures three main products; its flagship product Agromax, an organic fertilizer that helps plants yield fruit and flower, Nitro Pro, which helps plants make food, and Cal-10, which helps plants absorb nutrients from the soil.

Eugene Gabriel is an agriculturist with over 15 years of agriculture and green innovation experience. His enthusiasm for agriculture derives from generations of farmers in his family, who pushed him to recognize agriculture as a critical component in building a stable economy. His interest in the sector began in secondary school and lasted through his studies at Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and beyond to the United States, where he worked as a remote green investment officer for a New Jersey-based American corporation.

“The idea for starting Agromax came when I returned to St. Lucia 2 years ago. I have always been into Agriculture but my issue with the agricultural sector is the high price of agricultural inputs on the island so that is why I decided to create my own. I always had a keen interest in working with chemicals. I am fascinated with the way that they bond together and what they are capable of doing but since I decided that I wanted to move in a more organic direction, I decided to try to create something that will not only benefit St. Lucians but the wider Caribbean.”

Eugene Gabriel

Eugene is on a mission to support the agricultural industry through his company and is constantly researching ways to make life easier for the next generation of farmers. One of his latest projects is to launch a new product called Calcium Nitrate or Liquid Can.

“Liquid Can has never been introduced to St. Lucia before. It has only been introduced in the granule state because of its stabilization, it has never been done. Introducing Liquid Can into the market will help farmers boost their crops. Calcium Nitrate is a widely used granule fertilizer that we haven’t had in St. Lucia for a bit and farmers have been asking for it. The Liquid Can help with a lot of issues that farmers have been having whether it be blossoming rot, root rot, calcium nitrate will help them in that aspect.”

The agriculturist intends to develop his company by establishing an NPK granular manufacturing plant in St. Lucia. He claims that this will help to reduce the island’s fertilizer import bill, benefiting not only St. Lucia but also the rest of the Eastern Caribbean.

His advice to young farmers “The agricultural sector is not for everyone. If you are serious about farming or going into the inputs sector of it, make sure that you do all your research beforehand. As much as it is a stable sector, if a farmer decides to not buy your product, it will not only be him but he will tell someone else do not buy it because it does not work. So, do not go into it for the money, do it for country, not for self.”

Agromax Organic Ltd products can be purchased at Caribseed Ltd, Renwick and Company Ltd, Grew in Dennery, Agromart in Vieux-Fort, Kell’s Supermarket in Choiseul and Dax Supermarket. Their products are also distributed in Grenada and Barbados at L&L Ltd.

Eugene can be contacted at 758-723-7116 or via Instagram @agromaxorganicltd.

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