First established in 1994, Olam’s Ghana operations have since grown, making us one of the leading agro-commodity companies there today. Along with the enviable distinction of being among the largest private Licensed Buying Companies (LBC) in Ghana’s Cocoa sector, we are also one of the country’s leading cashew exporters and one of its largest importers of rice, sugar, tomato paste and palm oil. In addition, in 2012 a new state-of-the-art wheat flour mill was opened in Tema, making Olam one of the country’s leading millers.
We employ approximately 650 permanent staff across our head office in Accra and regional offices in Tema, Kumasi, Takoradi, Tamale, Sampa, Tumu and Wa. Ghana is also home to some of our other regional and Africa offices. Through this network, we manage an integrated supply chain that creates value and manages risk for our customers from origination and processing, to logistics, marketing and distribution.
As part of Ghana’s bid to revamp its cotton sector and improve the livelihood of more than 130,000 farmers, we were selected as one of the Government’s key preferred partners and allocated land in the Upper-West Region to carry out extension farming. Through this effort, we aim to achieve a potential 100,000 tonnes of seed cotton impacting.