hero banner
hero banner
icon icon

PROSPEROUS FARMERS & FOOD SYSTEMS

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Many smallholder farmers struggle with low yields, uncertain weather, poor infrastructure and changes in global market pricing. As a result, some operate a fine line between success and failure. They can struggle to cover all their expenses, let alone grow their business.

Improving economic opportunities for farmers is critical to building a more sustainable supply chain and contributes towards the UN’s Sustainability Development Goal 1 and 2, which aim to end poverty and hunger. Economic viability can be improved through farming skills that increase yield and quality, business training, premium payments, and 0% interest loans.

AtSource+ allows customers to track the metrics in place to monitor economic opportunities provided to the farmer groups they source their products from. 

METRICS

AtSource+ metrics related to this material area include:

Average yield of a given farmer group

Number of farmers trained in Good Agricultural Practices and the average productivity change for those farmers once they have completed the training

Premium paid and loans provided to a farmer group

Volumes of seeds, seedlings and fertiliser have distributed to farmers

The AtSource dashboard also allows views on metric changes over time to understand the impact the Olam programmes have on farmers on the ground. More info on metrics? Read here

IMPACT STORIES

BETTER WITH BEES: MAKING MORE CASH FROM CASHEW

Beekeeping has an important role in generating and expanding the income of small-scale cashew farmers. Hives are placed in the orchards in return for bee pollination services, not only boosting cashew nut yields, but the farmer’s income also benefits from the sale of honey and wax.

Read more