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Olam is a large agribusiness that buys various commodities directly from farmers. The company controls more than 50 per cent of the agribusiness market in Nigeria and qualifies as an inclusive business mainly because of its size, high commercial viability, and extensive social reach.

Inclusive Business Model

Olam sources only a small percentage of its inputs from Nigeria, while it relies on imports due to insufficiency of wheat.


Compared to other inclusive businesses in the agribusiness space, Olam has room to improve on its business innovations and social depth, two areas where IB coaching could create a deep impact.