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Nigeria

In 1989 Nigeria was the launch pad for Olam’s global business endeavours, and we have featured prominently in the country’s economy ever since. 

With an initial focus on the procurement of primary commodities like cashews, cocoa and shea nut, we gradually refined our operational scope and expanded operations into 3 major business streams, namely exports, imports, and branded packaged food products.

Today, we have over 3,000 staff spread throughout the country, engaged in helping us manage our value chain activities of sourcing, processing, marketing and distribution.

With offices and operational units across all geopolitical zones of the Nigerian Federation, Olam has a wide and growing network of farmers, suppliers, wholesalers, local buying agents (LBAs), customers and service providers. Today, these networks encompass approximately 500,000 farmers and have created tens of thousands of jobs in indirect employment.

Principal business activities in Nigeria include:

  • Animal Feeds and Hatchery with Olam Hatcheries Limited - our most recent major investment
  • Sourcing and procurement, grading, processing and export of agricultural products such as cocoa, cashew, and sesame
  • Local farming, milling and distribution of rice
  • Wheat milling and Pasta with group company Crown Flour Mills
  • Biscuits, candy and confectionery with OK Foods Ltd
  • Noodles with Olam Sanyo
  • Dairy beverages with Caraway Africa Nigeria Ltd.
  • Culinary ingredients with Caraway Africa Nigeria Ltd.
Sustainability in Nigeria

In 2013, we invested over 19 billion Naira in a 10,000-hectare farm with integrated mill which directly employs 950 people from the surrounding communities, producing 36,000 metric tonnes of rice for the Nigerian markets (Mama’s Pride and Mama’s Choice brands). The farm also supports an ‘outgrower programme’ whereby surrounding rice-growing communities are supported by the Olam farm with training, pre-finance, fertiliser and seeds in order to improve their paddy yields.

Currently 7,000 farmers are engaged in the programme. This investment is specifically in line with the Government’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda to produce rice for the domestic market thereby boosting self-sufficiency. In 2013, it was internationally recognised by The Rockefeller Foundation as a catalytic innovation’ in African Agriculture’ and in 2018, it has been identified as one of 3 high impact success stories for Global Recognition by the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Investments in recent years, in addition to the rice farm, include:

  • Pioneering domestic sesame hulling and sesame exports. Olam was the first entrant into the Japanese import market in 1995, and has invested in state-of-the-art processing facilities in Lagos and Ogun states, which employ close to 1000 workers;
  • In 2017, we invested in an integrated animal feed mill, poultry breeding farms and hatchery in Chikpiri Gabas Village, Gwagwada in Kaduna State. Through our facilities, we are stimulating the entire Nigerian poultry and fish farming sector by providing local farmers and distributors with high-quality feed and chicks at competitive prices, offering training for farmers on best poultry practices and creating thousands of direct and indirect rural employment opportunities. 

Meet the Team

We employ over 10,000 people across over 82 locations.

Mukul Mathur, Olam's Country Head of Nigeria.
Mukul Mathur Country Head, Nigeria
Female employees packing YoJus on a production line in Nigeria.

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