Growing responsibly in Côte d’Ivoire

In Côte d’Ivoire, we support over 185,000 farm families from 1,226 farmer associations through the Olam Livelihood Charter principles, improving their livelihoods and community well-being and safeguarding natural resources. In 2017, these partner farmers produced more than 216,350 metric tonnes of cocoa, cashew, coffee and cotton.

Providing fully-traceable, high quality products for our customers

With our sustainable sourcing models and processing units certified BRC, Organic, Kosher, and Fair Trade, our customers can rest assured they are receiving responsibly produced products. Our Olam Livelihood Charter approach is complemented by third-party certifications, including Cotton Made in Africa (CMiA), Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade, Organic, UTZ Certified, and 4C.

The Olam Farmer Information System (OFIS) is our innovative, proprietary data solution for farm-level data collection, analysis, and use. OFIS provides customers with full traceability and an unparalleled understanding of who supplies their raw materials. The Analysis Graphing Tool maps farms, social infrastructure, and more, allowing Olam and sustainability partners to identify risk ‘hotspots’ and target their resources. The Farm Management Plan module can provide personalised long-term plans for our partner farmers. In Côte d’Ivoire, over 90,000 cocoa, cotton and rubber farmers are registered. 

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Helping communities thrive

Reviving cotton growing in côte d'Ivoire.  Olam subsidiary SECO acquired its first ginnery in 2008, when the country was recovering from civil war lasting from 2002 to 2007. 
Two female SECO farmers in brightly coloured dresses show handpicked cotton. Olam has been growing and ginning cotton in CDI since 2008 through our subsidiary SECO.

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Three smiling female farmers in their field of cotton, Cote d'Ivore.

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