26th Sep, 2022
Olam Agri’s Crown Flour Mill empowers women with baking training certification
Lagos, Nigeria Crown Flour Mill (CFM) Limited, the flour milling subsidiary of Olam Agri, a leading agribusiness in food, feed, and fibre, has successfully empowered a group of indigent women by equipping them with valuable skills in baking. The beneficiaries of the empowerment initiative tagged Crown Flour Angels (CFA) were presented with the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) examination certificates at an event organised by the flour milling business on Friday, September 23, 2022, in Lagos. The training and certification sponsored by CFM will offer the women the opportunity to take up employment in the hospitality sector, even as a good number of them are expected to set up their very own baking outfits.
28th Jul, 2022
CNBC Managing Asia Interview with Sunny Verghese
Watch Sunny Verghese, Group CEO of Olam, in conversation with Christine Tan, Anchor of CNBC Managing Asia, about navigating the pandemic while leading the company through a major re-organisation; achieving record results in 2021; geopolitical challenges and the impact on food trade; and what the future holds for Olam. Sunny also shares insights on his inspiring journey as an entrepreneur and his aspirations for the business and himself.
25th Jan, 2022
Home Maker To Home Builder – The Journey Of Women Building Houses In The Republic Of Congo
For 23 women from the village of Pokola, in Republic of Congo, this year's International Women's Day will be remembered as the beginning of an unprecedented journey. They committed themselves towards a livelihood they could never otherwise have imagined – and along the way, educating their husbands, families and future co-workers on equality and empowerment. Launched on March 8, 2021, Project MaC - 'Menagere a Constructrice' or 'Home Maker to Home Builder' allowed women in the north of the Republic of Congo to develop skills for constructing wooden houses, enabling them to secure roles with Congolaise Industrielle des Bois. The success of this project paved the way to launch the second edition on August 8, 2021. It was a moment of rejoicing for CIB, seeing the 23 women from the first edition graduate and welcoming the new batch of 20 women for the second edition. From 1968 until six months ago, forestry, wood and wood products operations were filled mainly by male workers at Congol