Latest Olam International Stories

2014-05-20 12:35:33

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senior executives from 12 of the world's largest chocolate and cocoa companies are signing a joint agreement with the Government of Côte d'Ivoire as part of an unprecedented strategy to accelerate actions to make cocoa farming in the country sustainable. The plan, announced here today and known as CocoaAction, calls for building a rejuvenated and economically viable cocoa sector through increased cooperation between...

2014-01-10 08:24:38

FRESNO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients (Olam SVI or the Company) has completed an expansion in size and capability of its spices processing facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The 85,300-sq.-ft (26,000-sq.-mt) spice processing facility will enhance cleaning and storage processes for black pepper, and adds capabilities to process cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg products. The investment in new equipment and technologies, along with its...

2010-10-20 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), which celebrates its tenth anniversary this week, is marking the occasion with a gathering of representatives from industry, government, development organizations, and research institutes around the globe. "Marking a Decade of Cocoa Sustainability" is the theme for WCF's two-day Partnership Meeting, which opens this morning in Washington, D.C. During a special reception at the U.S. Botanic Garden last night, WCF...

2010-06-30 07:00:00

CARACAS, Venezuela, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- TechnoServe, in partnership with Cargill, has created an entrepreneur development program in Venezuela to identify promising small businesses and help them overcome obstacles to growth. The program is part of Idea Tu Empresa, a series of business plan competitions in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. TechnoServe, Cargill and local organization Foco Sustentable aim to create sustainable economic opportunities for poor...

2010-05-04 04:00:00

Five-Year Program to Reach Nearly 30,000 Smallholder Farmers in Cameroon YAOUNDE, Cameroon, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a ceremony held in Yaounde, the World Cocoa Foundation launched the Cocoa Livelihoods Program (CLP) in Cameroon. The ceremony was timed to coincide with Cameroon's celebration of 50 years of independence. The program is managed by the World Cocoa Foundation and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 15 chocolate industry companies. CLP is expected...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.