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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.
  1. Q&A with Kennedy Ntoso, Head of Olam Cocoa Sustainability (Ghana) around gender mainstreaming in agriculture and the private sector’s roleJan 08, 2018

    Kennedy Ntoso
    To gain insights into what actions the private sector can take to support gender mainstreaming in agriculture, Kennedy Ntoso, Head of Olam Cocoa Sustainability (Ghana) talks about his involvement with the Gender Sub Working Group (GSWG) of Ghana’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programme. REDD+ is a framework […]
  2. There is no sustainability without a balance sheetDec 14, 2017

    Ravi Abeywardana
    It could be argued that we are misusing the term “Capital” within Natural and Social Capital. Whilst at The World Forum on National Capital, most of the corporate applications of natural and social capital accounting are focused on the flows to and from the capitals rather than accounting for the […]
  3. The pleasures and pains of choosing one idea that is re-imagining agriculture in the Senegal BasinDec 05, 2017

    Supramaniam Ramasamy
    It’s not just those who work in agriculture, like me, who recognise the vital role that scientific research will play in tackling one of the foremost challenges of our time: how to feed a growing population in a way that puts the farmer first while using fewer resources to ensure […]
  4. The man re-imagining agriculture in the Senegal BasinNov 16, 2017

    Nikki Barber
    In conversation with Dr Bassi – winner of the 2017 Olam Prize for innovation in Food security The winner of the 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security epitomises what is possible when you put the farmer at the centre of all you do. The discovery by Dr Filippo […]
  5. Preserving Culture Building Bridges in the Congo BasinAug 30, 2017

    Ajita Chowhan
    Olam’s Wood Products subsidiary, Congalaise Industrielle des Bois (CIB), manages over 2 million hectares of forest in the Republic of Congo. The company supports multiple initiatives to help improve the lives of communities living in and around the forest.  This includes a 42 bed hospital, 2 clinics, and a water […]
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