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Chilli pepper

Charter Principles 2017 key facts
1. Finance
  • Most of the farmers receive support from National Banks at a discounted rate of interest, Olam supports the farmers through premiums for quality and bearing of the supply chain costs.
2. Improved yield       
  • 10 farmer field schools
  • 2 demonstration plots and 8 model farms for ‘hands on’ approach to training
  • 100 training days for farmers
3. Labour practices
  • 100% trained in good labour practices
4. Market access
  • 4,940 tonnes purchased from 1,345 hectares
5. Quality
  • US$206,265 paid in premiums for quality
6. Traceability
  • 100% tonnage is traceable
7. Social and infrastructure investment
  •  1,700 people benefited from improved drinking water and sanitation (borewell and water purification plant)


8. Environmental impact
  • 100% farmers trained in Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • 285 farmers trained in soil fertility, organic manuring and composting, coupled with judicious fertiliser use.
  • 100 farmers trained in better water efficiency, particularly drip irrigation, across 150 hectares.

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