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To commemorate our 25th anniversary, we are running a series of articles written by experts and inspiring individuals who have come to know and influence Olam over the years. Each has their own perspective on what it means to Transcend Boundaries – the meaning of 'Olam'. To see the full series, click the Transcending Boundaries tab under categories on the left.
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  1. Q&A with Euince Ofori, INSEAD MBA Scholar and Olam Scholar 2017-2018Aug 02, 2017

    Euince Ofori
    Tell us about your life in your home country? I live in Tema, Ghana which is about 30 kilometers from the capital city, Accra. I grew up with a single mum and three siblings. For the last five years, I have been working at a freight and shipping company. I […]
  2. Q&A with Petrine Addae, INSEAD MBA Graduate and Olam ScholarJul 12, 2017

    Petrine Addae
    Can you tell me a bit about your background? I have a Masters degree in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard and in my professional life I have worked in a number of organisations including The African Development Bank and the NGO African Women Advocacy Project. You are a […]
  3. The man behind Olam’s revolutionary tech platformJun 05, 2017

    Simon Brayn-Smith
    We put five burning questions to Simon Brayn-Smith, Director of the Olam Farmer Information System (OFIS), as it hits a record 100,000 farmer registrations. Here’s what he said: How did it feel to reach the milestone of registering 100,000 smallholder farmers to OFIS? It’s a big number. We started off […]
  4. A Better Cuppa with Empowered WomenMay 25, 2017

    Ajita Chowhan
    Did you know that our field officers in Carlopolis, Brazil have discovered that the involvement of women in post-harvest processing of coffee significantly improves the quality of the product? Here is a story from South America, that celebrates pride, independence, economic and social empowerment, which is almost everything that eventually […]
  5. A cup half full: Collaborating for water securityMar 22, 2017

    Chris Brown
    Water is something most of us take for granted. We turn on the tap and it flows. We buy it in bottles. We use it to grow gardens and irrigate food crops. Yet it’s amongst the most precious natural capital on earth. But after decades of deliberation on policy and […]
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