Innovation & Technology

    We harness technology and science to make our business more efficient, to help farmers improve their yields, to add value for our customers through traceability and transparency, and to address the challenges described by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  

    We need to understand the true sustainability impact of agricultural products. However, reliable and consistent data can be difficult to obtain because of the fragmentation in global agricultural supply chains, particularly in emerging markets. Crops often make their way from farmers in rural villages, change hands through many intermediaries, and are combined with other volumes before reaching a manufacturer such as a food company, all of which makes traceability difficult. Olam and our customers need a new set of tools to inform and plan social and environmental initiatives at the scale and urgency required to benefit farmers, rural communities and the planet.

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    AtSource is our revolutionary insights platform. It offers customers a single view across their supply chain sustainability parameters, and the insights into how to influence these elements for the better.

    Olam Direct

    Olam Direct

    Our global digital Olam team have developed many other essential applications, while also working in partnership with others. From giving cashew and coffee farmers direct access to markets via Olam Direct, to dendrometers pinpointing the exact water consumption required by our almond trees, technology is essential to sustainable supply chains.

    Olam Farmer Information System

    Olam Farmer Information System

    Olam Farmer Information System (OFIS) is our propriety platform which uses GPS and detailed surveys, to provide smallholder farmers with detailed information on their farms to help increase yields and quality.  

    Olam Food Prize

    To re-imagine at scale we need to support the innovations of others. We do this through the Olam Food Prize for Innovation in Food Security. Find out about this year’s winner.

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    About Sustainability

    We recognise the importance of collaboration to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and make true impact across our sector. If you are keen to collaborate or have an idea to discuss, please contact our team.

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