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Company in focus: Singapore's Olam makes small farms smart farms

Conglomerate puts technology to work in every step its supply chain

An Olam employee, right, registers a cacao farmer on a smartphone app in Lampung, Indonesia. (Photo by Nozomu Ogawa)

SINGAPORE/LAMPUNG, Indonesia On a sunny day in late July in Lampung, a rural farming town in the southern part of Indonesia's Sumatra island, an employee of Olam International was busy making the rounds of cocoa farms, collecting data from farm owners.

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