Education & Skills

    We want to support farming communities and our workforce to improve their technical and vocational skills.

    Access to resources for education as well as technical skills development is inconsistent – if not wholly unavailable – in many places around the world. This denies people the opportunity to improve their economic conditions. Needs can range from reading and writing to the operation of business management and planning. Every culture is different, as is every community.

    Measuring Progress

    As with our other material areas, we have set ourselves some challenging goals. The value of supporting education and skills development is however far reaching and difficult to measure. Read about some of our initiatives and milestone achievements in the latest annual report.

    Initiatives Supporting Education and Skills

    Skills-building in Our Value Chains

    Our Animal Feed and Protein business provides veterinary traineeships, through which 50 university graduates received on-the-job training from senior farm supervisors.

    Farmer Field Schools

    Getting plant nutrition right is increasingly difficult, but essential, in unpredictable climate conditions.

    Parity for Rural Women

    Olam’s ambition to improve smallholder farmer livelihoods can’t be fully achieved without addressing gender equality.

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