“There is more than enough food produced today to feed everyone in the world, yet close to 800 million are chronically hungry. As the affordability of food largely relates to income, ensuring access to food remains one of the key pillars of food security and the wider anti-poverty agenda.” (UN Food and Agricultural Organization). At Olam we are committed to improving access to affordable and nutritious food.
In this section we cover:
- Why food and nutrition security is material to our business
- How Olam contributes to food security using SDG2 as a framework
- Progress on Olam’s goals
- Q&A with Chris Brett on food security and nutrition issues, plus our 2016 focus areas
- Agricultural subsidies cause significant debate. Do you support the SDG statement 2.b? Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets, including through the parallel elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies and all export measures with equivalent effect, in accordance with the mandate of then Doha Development Round
Olam is also a trader of commodities. Isn’t speculation increasing food prices?
SDG 2.c: Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility?
- What will be Olam’s areas of focus in 2016?