Ghana, 29/November/2022- Olam Agri asserted its position as the market leader in agri-business in Ghana when it was voted the Best Company in Agri-business at the Association of Ghana Industries’ 11th Ghana Industries and Quality Awards 2022 held in Accra over the weekend.
The company received this recognition for its role in enhancing sustainable growth in agricultural development within the country by ensuring best practices along the value chain in its quest to transform the agriculture industry in Ghana and West Africa.
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) is a business association with over 1,200 members, comprising small, medium, and large-scale manufacturing and service industries in Agro-processing (food and beverages), agri-business, pharmaceuticals, electronics and electrical, telecommunications, information technology, utilities, service industries, transport, construction, textiles, garments, and leather, banking, and advertising.
The annual awards ceremony is designed to recognize excellence and innovation by member companies and honour its members for their outstanding performances within the year under review. This year’s ceremony was held on the theme “Leveraging Public-Private Collaborations to facilitate Business Recovery.” Olam Agri was adjudged the “Best Company, Agri-business” in 2022 after extensive evaluation by a team of expert committee members.
Amit Agrawal, Country Head of Olam Agri in Ghana, commenting on this recognition, said, “We are elated about this award. At Olam Agri, we are passionate about developing agriculture and agri-business. We believe that the sustainability of our economy is largely dependent on the sustainable growth of the agriculture industry. Through our continued collaboration with the government and various development agencies, we intend to do more to transform the agriculture sector to make it more future-proof. This recognition, I believe, will go a long way toward reaffirming our commitment to this great course.”
Olam Agri has worked with various development partners and government agencies to support local rice production through various capacity-building initiatives for farmers. The company is also providing farmers with high-quality seeds to help produce standard rice grains, which are well-processed and packaged to meet consumers’ expectations.
The company is trading domestic rice under the brand Mama Gold, providing ready markets to farmers, generating employment in farming communities, and contributing significantly to the growth of local rice production in the country.
In its effort to ensure the well-being of its stakeholders, Olam Agri’s Grains business, in collaboration with local regulatory authorities and medical professionals, has also launched a medical programme (My healthy Baker), which offers free screening exercises for bakers across the country to ensure food safety within their communities.
About Olam Agri
Olam Agri is a market-leading, differentiated food, feed and fibre agri-business with a global origination footprint, processing capabilities, and a deep understanding of market needs built over 33 years. With a strong presence in high-growth emerging markets and products across grains & oilseeds, animal feed & protein, rice, edible oils, specialty grains & seeds, cotton, wood products, rubber, and commodity financial services, Olam Agri is at the heart of global food and agri-trade flows with more than 40 million MT in volume traded annually. Focused on transforming food, feed, and fibre for a more sustainable future, it aims at creating value for customers, enable farming communities to prosper sustainably and strive for a food-secure future. Olam Agri is a fully owned subsidiary of Olam Group.
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About Olam Group
Olam Group is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to 20,900 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing, and distribution operations and a global network of farmers.
Through our purpose to ‘Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems’, Olam Group aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet, and all our stakeholders.
Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam Group currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.
Since June 2020, Olam Group has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, a global sustainable investment index series developed by FTSE Russell, following a rigorous assessment of Olam’s supply chain activities, impact on the environment and governance transparency. The FTSE4Good Index Series identifies companies that demonstrate strong Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices and is used by a variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds.