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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. Child labour in cocoa: Why it’s so hard to combat and what we’re doing about itJun 12, 2018

    Simon Brayn-Smith
    60% of child labour is in the agricultural sector. That’s a staggering fact made only more concerning when you learn that in West Africa, where 70% of the world’s cocoa is sourced, 2.1 million children work in cocoa fields[i]. This is an issue which agribusinesses like Olam – along with our […]
  2. How Olam enhances your Coffee experience through Internet of ThingsApr 05, 2018

    Author Shilpi Suman
    Ever wondered what goes into that perfect cup of coffee you enjoy so much? Well it is hand-picked coffee beans, with just the right proportion of water, milk, sugar and… IoT. Yes, IoT! Olam ensures quality consistency in its finished product using the Internet of Things and Big Data analytics. […]
  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. 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 […]
  5. 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. […]
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