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An Interview with Lyell Banman from Bel-Car (Belize)

Lyell Banman
Bel-Car Export & Import Sales Representative

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An Interview with Lyell Banman from Bel-Car (Belize)

Bel-Car Export & Import sales representative Lyell Banman talks about Belize’s dry bean trade, the 2019 bean crop and how the Mennonite community of Spanish Lookout banded together to form one of the largest dry bean exporters in the Caribbean region.

An Interview with Lyell Banman from Bel-Car (Belize)
An Interview with Lyell Banman from Bel-Car (Belize)
An Interview with Lyell Banman from Bel-Car (Belize)

0:34 Tell us about the history of Bel-Car.

1:48 Can you also tell us about and the history of the Mennonite Community in Spanish Lookout?

2:37 Could you give us an overview of the pulse trade in the Caribbean region? Which countries are the big exporters/importers?

3:05 What are the main pulses grown in Belize and how much does the country normally export?

3:50 How are pulses consumed in Belize?

4:08 How was Belize’s crop this year in terms of quality?

4:23 How about volume?

4:45 Why did the 2019 bean crop achieve higher yields and better quality?

5:04 Do you see an opportunity for the expansion of pulse production and exports in Belize?

5:51 What are the main challenges for Belize’s pulse sector?

Topics
Belize / Lyell Banman / Bel-Car / Caribbean / Light red kidney beans / Black-eye beans