Sunny Verghese – Olam International’s rise from its Nigeria origin to global giant

INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEW Olam International’s co-Founder & CEO Sunny Verghese is proud of the great progress that his company has made since it started out in Nigeria in 1989. With operations across the five continents across the food and agro industry, he has also taken the role of championing for sustainable business practices around the World. The first time I got to meet Sunny Verghese, the Co-Founder and Group CEO Olam International, I was surprised by his huge grasp of figures, and the ease with which he has a strong awareness…

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Cashew nuts account for 43% of Ghana’s total revenue from non-traditional export commodities

GHANA – Ghana earned US$378 million from the sale of 110 tonnes of raw cashew nuts in 2018, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has said. The amount according to MoFA, represented 43 per cent of the total revenue obtained from non-traditional export commodities in the country. MoFA, through its Director for Crop Services of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Mr Seth Osei-Akoto, announced this at the opening of a one-week technical training programme on cashew value chain promotion in Sunyani yesterday. The training was organised by…

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Gambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau to benefit from USDA funded Cashew Value Chain Project

WEST AFRICA – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food For Progress (FFPr) Regional Cashew Value Chain Project is implementing a US$38 million, six-year project in The Gambia, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau. USDA says that the project will enhance the regional cashew value chain to improve the trade of processed cashews in local and international markets.  Facilitating the processing of cashew nuts within the region will create new jobs and increase incomes. During the launch, the United States was represented by both the U.S. Ambassador to The Gambia, Richard Carlton…

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