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Healthy Soils

Challenge: Protect soil and help restore degraded land.

Degraded soil affects nearly one third of the Earth's land area, impacted in part by poor management practices, population pressures on the land, and use of expensive chemical fertilisers and labour-intensive organic nutrients. This results in enormous costs to the environment as well as to society's social and economic value.

Our Initiatives Include:
  • Investing in by-product conversion for our own farms and plantations, replacing tonnes of chemical fertiliser with organic matter
  • Training farmers, so that they can:
    • Increase organic matter through compost, household waste, leaves, and pulp.
    • Reduce evaporation by planting agroforestry trees for shade, and intercropping with leguminous trees and food crops
    • Use appropriate application of inorganic fertilisers while giving farmers more access to them

We report on the goals and targets in the Natural Capital section of our 2020 Annual Report.

Scaling Impact Through Sector Initiatives Such As:
  • CocoaSoils - A public-private consortium promoting Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) to rehabilitate cocoa plantations for better productivity
The Common Ground Between Coffee and Chickens

In a true example of re-imagining value and entrepreneurialism, the large volume of coffee husks discarded as a by-product of our operations were bought by a local farmer as bedding for his chickens.

9 months later, that same farmer sold them back as nutrient-rich manure to apply to our plantation, replacing the 345 metric tonnes of chemical fertilisers over the past year.

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Pairing Coffee with Lemongrass for Healthier Plants

The rich mix of volcanic soil of the Isale region in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and plentiful moisture fed through from the Great Lakes, provides fertile ground for happy, healthy coffee trees.

Closing the Nutrient Loop

Old coffee trees have been given a second life through repurposing them as compost to grow new ones. As part of a rejuvenation project on two plots of Olam’s Milano plantation in Brazil, the removed trees are pulverised and then returned back to the field to feed newly planted bushes; coming full circle.

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