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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. Transcending Boundaries in Agriculture: The Connected Farmer Alliance, by Simon Winter, TechnoServeOct 14, 2014

    Simon Winter
    You can’t talk about reducing poverty in this world without talking about agriculture. Seventy-five percent of the world’s poor live in rural areas, with the vast majority dependent on agriculture for all or part of their incomes. Growth in the agricultural sector, therefore, has been shown to be at least […]
  2. Transcending boundaries for global food security, Alejandro Litovsky, Earth Security GroupOct 13, 2014

    Alejandro Litovsky
    In just 25 years, Olam International has gone from a single-country, single-commodity company to a fully integrated global agribusiness firm operating in 65 countries. This growth is a true reflection of the meanings of the word ‘olam’, which is alternatively translated from old Hebrew to mean ‘transcending boundaries’, ‘the world’ […]