Having developed a strong leadership position in Cameroon’s agribusiness sector over the last 17 years, Olam is now a key player in the country’s cocoa, coffee, rice and dairy sectors, even conducting its own primary processing for both cocoa and coffee.
In the coffee segment in particular, we are working to revitalise local Arabica exports from farmers in the country’s Northwest province. This is in collaboration with both the DE foundation, who are funding the project, and the National Cocoa & Coffee Board, who are part of the project steering committee.
In addition, apart from buying a significant quantity of wood from local exporters, we also play an important role in supporting Cameroon’s food security efforts, especially in the distribution of rice and dairy products across the country.
Currently, we maintain field offices in 31 locations across Cameroon, several of which operate only seasonally. However, in effectively leveraging both an array of risk management tools, and our ability to understand customer and supplier needs, we have successfully ensured that all our stakeholders are well satisfied with our commitment to them.