In­vest­ing in liveli­hoods, skills and food se­cu­rity

The Africa Report - - LETTERS -

From our 10,000 hectare rice farm in Nige­ria to our state-of-the-art co­coa and cashew pro­cess­ing fa­cil­i­ties in Côte d’ivoire, Olam has been in­vest­ing in Africa for over 25 years. To­day we are present in 24 coun­tries where we buy agri­cul­tural prod­ucts such as cot­ton, sesame and cof­fee from 2.5 mil­lion small­hold­ers. Our 31 pro­cess­ing sites spread across the con­ti­nent trans­form much of the raw ma­te­rial that we buy into value added in­gre­di­ents for ex­port and lo­cal con­sump­tion. But that‘s not all – we are also sig­nif­i­cant wheat millers in Africa pro­vid­ing lo­cal bak­ers with flour and are re­spon­si­ble for many well-known food brands such as Tasty Tom, Royal Aroma rice, Kingkrack­ers, Mama Gold, Bua pasta and Dona palm oil. 15,000 di­rect em­ploy­ees and 23,000 sea­sonal and con­tract staff help us de­liver our goals. They are re­spon­si­ble for our suc­cess and con­tin­ued be­lief in the po­ten­tial of Africa.

Olam – born in Africa, be­liev­ing in Africa.

Above: Olam’s rice farm in Nige­ria Right: Tasty Tom brand in West Africa

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