West & Central Africa

Olam first began as a company in West Africa in Nigeria with the export of raw cashew nuts to India in 1989.

We then expanded into the Republic of Benin in 1993, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in 1994 and subsequently to Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Senegal. Olam is today in 15 countries in West Africa with sourcing, processing and marketing operations covering a wide range of products.

Olam’s foray into Central Africa began with the setting up of Olam Cameroon in 1994, to manage the origination, processing and export of cocoa and coffee beans to Europe and the USA. With our Cameroon operations expanding its portfolio to include the import and distribution of rice, we concurrently set up operations in the Republic of Gabon. In 2010, we expanded our scope further to include the Republic of Congo, where we acquired a wood products business.

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Ripe red coffee cherries growing on a bush, ready for harvesting, Guatemala, Olam.
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Cotton bolls growing in Mozambique, Olam sources from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.
Cotton bolls growing in Mozambique, Olam sources from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Cotton Find out more
Latex dripping into the tapping bowl. Olam has a crumb rubber processing facility, third-party sourcing of natural rubber and a joint venture plantation in Gabon.
Latex dripping into the tapping bowl. Olam has a crumb rubber processing facility, third-party sourcing of natural rubber and a joint venture plantation in Gabon. Rubber Find out more
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