Olam is committed to providing the best products for our customers by complying with quality and safety regulations, and walnuts are no exception. Read on to learn more about how we ensure the quality of our walnuts, why Olam walnuts should be your top choice, and get answers to some of our frequently asked questions.
Olam's ambition to improve smallholder farmer livelihoods cannot be fully achieved without addressing gender equality. A fundamental human right, gender equality is also strongly linked to agricultural productivity and social and economic development. As women, we are personally as well as professionally committed to improving the lives of women every day... Burcu Turkay, Narawadee Modenuch, and Brigitte Mugiraneza discuss Olam's initiatives that are working to improve every day for rural women.
Cashew producing countries face high rates of malnutrition, with many farming households unable to eat healthily themselves. For example, in Côte d’Ivoire, about 1 in 5 children under the age of five are stunted – a result of chronic malnutrition. We at Olam have set out to better understand the situation of the cashew households in our sourcing network; what kind of food they typically eat and if it is enough to meet their food and nutrition needs year-round.
With only two harvests a year, the off-season is a typically lean period for Ghanaian households who depend on cashew as their sole means of income. Working on the ground with cashew farming communities throughout the country, Olam has been supporting those facing this daily reality through the ‘EPIC’ project in partnership with German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. This project is helping cashew communities in a multitude of ways - including providing extra income-generating activities, like beekeeping, which Olam has introduced to 400 women in Ghana’s Bono and Savanna regions.