Olam Agri, an academy in Nigeria, has recently launched a baking academy that seeks to train women so as to improve their participation in the country’s economy. The new academy falls within the Seeds for the Future Foundation’s Crown Flour Angels (CFA) initiative.
The CFA already aims to empower Nigerian women through their integration into the wheat-milling industry. Olam Agri takes this a step further. The launch of the baking academy is aimed at extending the impact of the economic empowerment initiative and deepening Olam Agri’s human capital development contributions to the federal government’s economic development agenda.
“Olam Agri in Nigeria is a strong player and contributor to the Nigerian economy. Through the pillars of our Seeds for the Future Foundation, we seek to continuously empower local women,” said the country head for Olam Agri in Nigeria, Ashish Pande at the launch of the academy.
The launch of the academy in Kano State in Nigeria follows on from the successful facilitation of baking training for over 250 International cake Exploration Société women in Lagos.
“The launch of the Baking Academy offers a scaled support framework for women across regions, and the choice of Kano is strategic” said Bola Adeniji, head of marketing of Olam Agri in Nigeria.
“The bakery market is growing significantly and presents an opportunity for bakers, including graduates from our baking academy. We’re proud to be launching our women into this prosperous market through our initiative,” she continued.