Olam has an established model of working direct in communities to assist famers with maximising their potential income through finance, input supply and training as well as through market access. In some supply chains, such as cotton and cashew, this has been extended to include closing the loop between farmers and production so that we can integrate local farmers with our own local processing facilities.
Olam / Farmers and Communities, Africa
Developing an integrated cashew supply chain in Africa
- Technology and innovation investment in mechanical cashew processing
- 3,000 jobs created at the new processing facilities
- Direct market access linking farmers to the three processing facilities
- Farm productivity investment – training 100,000 farmers; 100,000 improved tree varieties distributed; training