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Olam rides on Ivory Coast's rapid growth

At the ground level, it has field workers who build ties with the farmers who produce the crops

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A NATION IN A HURRY: Workers harvesting cocoa pods (above) and cashew apples. Olam buys such produce and processes them in the 18 facilities it has in Ivory Coast alone

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A NATION IN A HURRY: Workers harvesting cocoa pods and cashew apples (above). Olam buys such produce and processes them in the 18 facilities it has in Ivory Coast alone

Singapore

SOME 300 machines whirr non-stop in a factory in the Ivory Coast, splitting open cashew shells in seconds.

This is Olam International's cashew nut-processing facility, the largest in the world. Set up in 2011 and operating round the clock, it has enabled the company to...

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