A circular coffee economy model, launched as a multi-stakeholder project, will improve economic opportunity and environmental conservation in the coffee value chain from producers in Peru, to consumers in the Netherlands. Under the circularity principles, profits from the sale of products made from spent coffee grounds are re-invested into gender inclusive cultivation practices and environmental conservation to trigger longer-term land stewardship and improved livelihoods overall.
An approach to forest management that provides economic incentives to farmers is key to solving sustainability challenges facing the cocoa supply chain.
Launched in 2017, and co-created by Rainforest Alliance and Olam Cocoa, in collaboration with Partnership for Forests (P4F), a programme funded by the UK government, the project is focused on conserving the Sui River Forest Reserve in Ghana by supporting 10,000 farmers to increase their yields and incomes whilst fully respecting all forest boundaries.
In the central province of Daklak in Vietnam, coffee farmers have boosted their economic prospects by securing additional sources of income.Read more
As a highly water-intensive crop, onions require large quantities for irrigation in the field, which in drought-prone regions in particular, like California, is far from sustainable.Read more
Olam’s business strategy has always been about helping communities to produce the best produce as this also creates value for Olam and our customers.Read more
Olam is committed to ensuring gender equality throughout our value chain – from our plantations and farms, to the processing units, offices and senior management. This includes wages, opportunity for promotion and training.Read more
Working on the ground at source allows us to actively pursue long-term relationships with farmers and suppliers based on responsible practices and trust. Something we have been doing successfully with coffee farmers in Vietnam.Read more
Supporting social investments in communities is not only better for the farmers and their families, it’s better for customers. A great example is the primary school built in Jeannotkro, South Central Côte d’Ivoire.Read more
As part of Olam’s Strategic Energy Management Plan, designed to grow renewable energy across global operations, major energy saving initiatives have been implemented in Olam Spices’ onion and garlic processing plants in the US.Read more