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Growing Responsibly- Vol. 4 Issue 2
A basil farm in western Egypt is modeling leadership in farm management. Thirty farmers have the autonomy to make key decisions regarding cultivation, irrigation and fertilizers on the equally distributed land. As a result, sustainable production initiatives are self-driven.
Growing Responsibly- Vol. 4 Issue 1
Our water stewardship approach is closely aligned with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) standard covering ﬁve main water outcomes for Olam’s sites, the community and the larger catchment area. Across our supply chains, we use the geospatial mapping tools created by the Water Research Institute to understand our current water risk in each spice geography.
Growing Responsibly- Vol. 3 Issue 3
Our team in India has recently on boarded their first supply chain onto Olam’s AtSource Plus platform. The team went through the arduous process of collecting data related to over 100 AtSource social and environmental metrics representing 6 farmer groups and 288 farmers growing red chilli.
Growing Responsibly- Vol. 3 Issue 2
Olam Spices’ chili and turmeric products have earned a new seal, one with the little green frog aka the Rain Forest Alliance (RFA) certification. Both supply chains, which consist of 100+ farmers and over 140 hectares of land, are now certified to supply over 600 metric tons of RFA chili and turmeric.
Growing Responsibly- Vol. 3 Issue 1
In our chili pepper production in India, Olam Spices is taking a holistic approach to farming- using regenerative strategies to enhance natural systems and support resilient communities. So far, we have conducted trainings in a variety of topics related to eco-friendly pest management and soil health.
Growing Responsibly- Vol. 2 Issue 1
In October, Olam Spices and Edible Nuts hosted a diverse group of leading corporate and non-profit organizations for a 3-day summit to learn about water challenges in California’s Central Valley and collaborate on collective action solutions.
Growing Responsibly- Vol. 1 Issue 8
On the pepper plantation in Brazil, we prioritize good agricultural practices like planting Brachiaria Ruziziensis cv. Ruziziensis between black pepper planting lines.
Growing Responsibly- Vol. 1 Issue 7
To prevent land, water, and air pollution, the Olam Spices team in India created a recycling process for used pesticide containers. The team partnered with Green Waves Environmental Solutions to facilitate workshops on Waste Management and handle the recycling and disposal of cleaned containers.
Growing Responsibly- Vol. 1 Issue 6
Vietnamese soil requires compost for structural improvement. Last year, our Vietnam site started a compost program consisting of coee waste, rice husks, and cow manure. The program produces 6,000 MT of compost annually
Growing Responsibly- 2017
Our growers are where it all starts. Olam Spices seeks to amplify growers’ voices, providing critical linkages in our supply chain. Each newsletter will feature a voice from the field, highlighting the challenges and opportunities in sustainability across the Olam Spices business.