We source directly from over 35,000 farming families, and a vast network of local traders.
Our offices, processing facilities and warehousing spaces are located strategically to support our growers and to connect us quickly to our markets.
During our tenure, we’ve made major investments in infrastructure, enhancing employment opportunities. We actively support the development of the sectors we participate in, and the sustainability of the livelihoods of those involved.
CMIA & BCI Certified Cotton
Olam Agri is the largest private ginner worldwide. We use world-class ginning systems to produce consistent quality cotton in a safe and sustainable environment.
Through our integrated ginning and contract farming model, we support 20,000+ farmers to improve their farming practices, get a fair price and improve their livelihoods.
Olam Agri is a major player in the cotton industry in Côte d'Ivoire. Having started operations in Ouangolodougou in 2008 as SECO (Société d'Exploitation Cotonnière Olam), we now operate gins in Ouangolodougou and Ferkessedougou, in the Tchologo region of Cote d’Ivoire with a thrid gin under development in Kong.
We take pride in our consistent quality and our fully traceable cotton produced in a safe and sustainable environment.
Soil & Water Management
We recognise the importance of collaborating with IFC, ACF and Mitsubishi Corporation, and completed an anti-erosion project in 2021 to address soil degradation and erosion problems using retaining walls and raised beds method.
To date, over 750 farmers have been provided with training on soil and water management and advance methods of cultivation which will help improve their yield and revenue, and also conserve nature.
Rubber sourcing & processing in Cote d’Ivoire
We source naturally coagulated cup lump rubber from 15,000+ smallholder farmers. We then process this into Technically Specified Rubber (TSR) and export to various destinations around the world.
Olam Agri started its operations in 2016 as SAIC (Société Agro-Industrielle de la Comoé) in the Eastern Region of Côte d’Ivoire and has since emerged a leading player in the industry.
Olam Agri has contributed significantly to the socio-economic development of the region and its more than 40,000 inhabitants.
We work with a growing network of 20,000+ rubber growers who supply our ISO 9001-2015 certified factory at Aniassue. Our dedicated team of over 300 dedicated employees have made this factory one of the most modern and efficient ones in the industry.
“Gouassou”, our signature bi-annual event to celebrate farmers
The “Gouassou” programme – which translates to ‘bonus’ – is an initiative launched in 2017 recognising and rewarding our best farmers. The programme supports beneficiaries with materials such as tapping tools and school kits for children in our grower communities.
The past 9 editions of Gouassou since 2017 has rewarded 2,500+ rubber growers with tapping kits sufficient to cover 44,000 ha of plantation and supported 12,500 school students with school kits.
Associations & Partnerships
We work closely with government bodies and industry associations to provide full assurance to our customers of our products’ quality and traceability.
Our partnerships include Confederation Générale des Entreprises de Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI), IFC, GIZ, APROCOT-CI (cotton ginners association). We are trusted partners of development agencies, NGOs and a range of programmes, including the Competitive African Cotton initiative (COMPACI).
Working with Us
We partner with schools, universities, and professional associations to attract talent. We offer tailored training and coaching through programmes such as the Olam Agri Graduate Programme and the Professional Internship Programme to help individuals maximise their potential.
Visit our careers section for vacancies or talk to our local team through the contact us form for one of the graduate or Internship programmes available