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OUR IMPACT

Discover the positive impact your purchases have on communities and the environment.

Read about how Olam is working with partners to support farmer livelihoods, promote equality and improve environmental standards.

IMPACT STORIES

CREATING A BUZZ FOR CASHEW FARMERS

With only two harvests a year, the off-season is a typically lean period for the 5,000 Ghanaian households who depend on cashew as their sole means of income.

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HOW FARMER FIELD SCHOOLS ARE BREWING SUSTAINABLE COFFEE

For farmers in the Quindío region of Colombia, a coffee education is proving a popular way of boosting livelihoods.

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CRACKING FEMALE EMPOWERMENT IN THE HAZELNUT HARVEST

Atike Kapan has worked the last 3 summers on the hazelnut farms of Turkey’s Black Sea region.

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PROMOTING CLIMATE-RESILIENT AGRICULTURE THROUGH THE STEPWISE APPROACH

While improved yields, income and livelihoods for rural farmers are directly linked to Good Agricultural Practice training amongst other things, on the other hand, these extended training periods are proving to be a huge sacrifice on the farmers financially and time spent away from their farms.

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CLOSING THE NUTRIENT LOOP

Old coffee trees have been given a second life through repurposing them as compost to grow new ones. As part of a rejuvenation project on two plots of Olam’s Milano plantation in Brazil, the removed trees are pulverised and then returned back to the field to feed newly planted bushes; coming full circle.

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NO TEARS FOR ONION FARMERS AS YIELDS INCREASE BY 20%

“I’ve been farming for 20 years in Egypt and working with Olam for the past two seasons. During this period, myself and fellow farmers have been able to reduce water consumption, better control fungal diseases, increase our yield and drastically reduce waste during harvest which helped increase our overall productivity." Mohamed Ali, onion farmer, Western Desert, Egypt.

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