ofi reaffirms commitment to a more resilient coffee supply chain in face of rising market volatility
olam food ingredients (ofi), one of the leading green coffee origin exporters in the world, today announces that its coffee teams in 18 origins around the world have reached 105,000 farmers with sustainability support - over halfway towards a target of 200,000 by 2025.
The support covers training, technical assistance, fertilizer and seedlings, and access to higher value markets, and has translated into various productivity and income improvements for farmers under ofi’s managed sustainability programs. These include 32% average yield increases for farmers in San Martín, Peru and certification premiums worth US$830,000 distributed amongst 14,000+ farmers in Aceh and North Sumatra regions in Indonesia.
These achievements are part of Coffee LENS (Livelihoods, Education and Nature at Scale), ofi’s sustainability ambition for the future of coffee and published in the first impact report. It sets out the progress made in collaboration with customers and partners across 40+ sustainability projects against its 2025 goals, which include targets on farmer livelihoods, child labor prevention, and climate action.