Developing the Global Cold Chain


Fighting Food Loss and Waste. 


Although more than enough food is produced to feed everyone on the planet, much of it is lost or wasted before reaching a consumer. The process by which perishable food is maintained from the 'farm gate to food plate' is the cold chain.  Many countries around the world face challenges in securing access to safe and reliable food due to lack of understanding, knowledge and investment in cold chain best practices and infrastructure.


GCCA members play a role in developing the cold chain.


GCCA is dedicated to the 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 nonprofit core partner, the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), GCCA supports international cold chain development through partnerships with donors, NGOs, governments, educational institutions, local associations, and private sector businesses to promote business to business knowledge through  training, education, and research. Since 2002, we have completed more than 100 projects in over 60 countries.

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The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is committed to building and strengthening the temperature-controlled supply chain around the world. Here is a snapshot of the latest projects the International Development team is working on: 

Uzbekistan Cold Chain Stakeholders Assess Feasibility of Association-style Entity in Region 

From February 4-8, 2019, Vice President of International Programs, Richard Tracy, traveled to Uzbekistan to examine the feasibility of an association-type organization in the country where cold chain businesses pay a fee for services. More than 50 individuals traveled to the capital of Tashkent for the Uzbekistan Cold Chain Development Roundtable, which featured Tracy as a speaker. The event was sponsored by the USAID-funded Agricultural Value Chains project, which has partnered with GCCA since 2015. To read the full story, click here. 

GCCA Ramps Up Activities in Egypt in 2019 

Since 2015, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has supported cold chain development in Egypt via the USAID-funded Feed the Future Food Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) project. An assessment conducted in 2016 outlined several activities that GCCA has worked to implement, and we have maintained flexibility to respond to needs that have arisen after the assessment. To read the full story, click here. 

For questions about international development opportunities, please contact Richard Tracy ( or Amanda Brondy ( at +1 703 373 4300.