Case | HBS Case Collection | September 2013 (Revised February 2015)

Olam: Building a Sustainable Supply Chain in Cote d'Ivoire

by V. Kasturi Rangan and Nina Ann George


Describes Olam's development of a sustainable cotton supply chain in Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa. Key dilemma for its managers: feasibility of introducing tractor technology for improving yield.

Keywords: economic development; technology usage; Agribusiness; Development Economics; Agribusiness; Agriculture and Agribusiness Industry; Africa;


Rangan, V. Kasturi, and Nina Ann George. "Olam: Building a Sustainable Supply Chain in Cote d'Ivoire." Harvard Business School Case 514-018, September 2013. (Revised February 2015.)