The company gave Casanare the first automated plant for rice processing, the first in Latin America for regional and national pride, achieving an improvement in the quality of its star product, with a notable increase in its production that allows it to reach new markets—this is clearly a success story.
"I describe this success story with great pride, mainly because we are the first to make this advance in the rice sector. It is important for the region and for the country to see that there are companies that, even with the circumstances, believe in development and innovation, and our goal is technology", said Rosa Margarita Serrano.
Likewise, Bühler, aware of its relationship with the communities, has designed not only an exclusive plant to fulfill Molinos El Yopal’s needs, but also facilities with easy access to the public. Therefore, students from colleges and universities, as well as residents of the region and the country, can visit it with all biosafety protocols, guaranteeing the protection of its visitors and the quality and healthiness of the product, Arroz Casanare.
The success of the Molinos El Yopal has also leveraged the development of communities in its area of influence, being a milestone in competitive aspects of the rice production sector, and at the same time, taking into account its livestock vocation.
"The arrival of such a mill in the area means that there is a favorable concentration in production so that there are many more alternatives. We come from a livestock and subsistence production area, but when there is a mill that acquires the product, that motivates the region to make it an alternative life project for hundreds of families, who need a nearby mill to advise them and buy their crops at a good price", said Juan Bernardo Serrano.
In times when technology was believed to be a distant concept, today it regains the certainty that it is the best ally in the sustainability of civilizations and that, in the specific case of rice production in Casanare, it demonstrates with facts and figures that there is an increase in production that satisfies the national demand, generating jobs and growth in the agricultural sector and making the economy of a region like the llanera—a wonderful place in Colombia with its colorful landscapes and music—have a promising and hopeful future.