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Strengthening the Global Cold Chain

Feeding the world’s growing population is an ever-present challenge.

The issue is not that of supply—more than enough food is produced to feed everyone on the planet—rather it is that of food preservation and proper distribution. The process by which perishable food is maintained from the ‘farm gate to food plate’ is simply referred to as “the cold chain”.  Many developing countries around the world face challenges in securing access to safe and reliable food to all within its borders, particularly due to lack of investment in cold chain infrastructure.

GCCA is dedicated to proper handling and storage of perishable products and the development of systems and best practices for the safe, efficient, and reliable movement of food to the people of the world. Through our 501 (C)(3), The World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), GCCA provides technical assistance to governments,educational institutions, donors, NGOs, and private sector associations on how to develop and maintain the cold chain.

Learn more about what we do and where we work.

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Did you know?

Did you know that in many countries in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia, post-harvest loss rates near 40% for fruits and vegetables? According to a cross-country research study conducted by WFLO, many of these losses are occurring at various points along the supply chain prior to reaching the consumer, indicating severe breaks in the cold chain.

Hudson Global Development Fund

Named in honor of Bill Hudson, the Hudson Global Development Fund supports international programs and education and provides micro-grants to individuals and small enterprises to enhance their production, post-harvest, or cold chain capacities. Learn more and donate »


question-markFor questions about international development opportunities please contact Richard Tracy or Nikki Duncan or +1 703 373 4300.