In orchards, plantations and farms, we grow an array of crops, such as almonds, coffee and rubber, so we have an acute understanding of the pressures facing farmers.
Our scale and insight means we share learnings from one crop to another, driving efficiencies for Olam and customers. Coupled with investments in processing, we have clear line of sight across these supply chains. We are also firm believers in the ability of large-scale and small-scale farmers to work hand in hand, increasing volumes and stimulating opportunity around our operations through smallholder ‘outgrower’ programmes.
We connect customers to farmers.
Our sourcing and buying network extends to around 4.7 million farmers, either directly or through intermediaries. While we source from thousands of large-scale farmers, the vast majority are smallholders in emerging markets so our teams are based on the ground, all year round, in as many production areas as possible. This means we can help to improve yields, quality and environmental practices. Our digital team is also helping us to overcome physical limitations and reach farmers directly with advice and payments, even in the remotest of regions with limited infrastructure.
With over 200 processing facilities across the world, we transform raw materials into bespoke ingredients, textiles, manufacturing blocks and even furniture.
Safety, quality, efficiency and environment are cornerstones throughout the process. We have invested in facilities both close to production and close to customer markets, facilitating trade, creating employment and reducing our carbon footprint.
Our teams include agronomists, analysts, coffee cuppers, ginners, quality assurers, traders and many more besides.
We pride ourselves on finding solutions that work for everyone involved. But as there’s always room for improvement, our experts strive to innovate throughout the supply chain.
Re-imagining global agriculture and food systems.
Agriculture faces huge environmental and social challenges. Our plantation and processing experience, coupled with our year-round presence working with farmers in remote regions, means that we are in a strong position to re-imagine global agriculture for the better. Our vision is to create Living Landscapes where prosperous farmers and thriving communities live in harmony with healthy eco-systems.