Olam II (IFC-601794)

  • India
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Apr 26, 2017
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 0.75 million
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 4, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Dec 15, 2017

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Project Description
This is a follow-on advisory project with IFC client Olam which builds on the lessons, experience and results from the previous rounds of IFC advisory engagements with the client in supporting smallholders to improve livelihood by enhancing yields and incomes.There are two focus areas of the project under IFC-Olam Phase II which are described below: A. Farmer Support for Climate Smart Agriculture To develop a climate smart sustainable sugarcane value chain in catchment areas marred by erratic rainfall , drought or flood like conditions affecting overall yields , farmers’ income and business return i) Design of area specific climate smart package of agronomy practices ii) Facilitate introduction of new technologies and business models to increase climate resilience B. Support for Improvements in farmer loyalty To address the challenge of fluctuating sourcing due to lack of smallholder farmer loyalty , support to strengthen the farmer-corporate engagement, to increase goodwill amongst smallholder farmers in sugar catchment/sourcing areas
People Affected By This Project
The Project will have a 36 month implementation period (till June 2020) across both mills of Olam, Barwani (Madhya Pradesh) and Rajgoli (Maharashtra). The expected impact under each project component is mentioned below : A. Farmer support for Climate Smart Agriculture 1. At least one or more climate smart practices and / or technology will be adopted on at least 10,000 Ha of land 2. 20 Billion litres of water use avoided due to climate smart agricultural practices B.Improvements in farmer loyalty for stable and consistent sugarcane supply: 1. 20 per cent increase in smallholder farmers who have consistently supplied sugarcane to the client 2. 80 -100 per cent of all marketable sugarcane produced in the catchment be supplied to the client under reasonable circumstances
Investment Description
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Olam International Ltd Client -

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