What We Do

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is committed to building and strengthening the temperature-controlled supply chain around the world. As part of that mission, GCCA provides specialized cold chain advisory services to government agencies, organizations, and associations through its core partner, the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO). Drawing upon its global network of members, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is uniquely qualified to conduct cold chain and food systems assessments and market research; develop and enhance agribusiness associations or organizations; and produce high-quality training programs and educational seminars. Over the past 15 years, GCCA has worked with international donors such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, International Finance Corporation, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency to provide specialized cold chain and related advisory services. Learn more about what we do below.

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Supply Chain and Food Systems Assessments

Assessing a cooler at Erevan Hypermarket in Benin, 2012.

WFLO has completed cold chain and food systems assessments in over 20 countries around the world. These assessments employ a four-pronged approach, exploring challenges and opportunities at each link of the supply chain. Typical assessments include a comprehensive evaluation of postharvest practices, food processing, and storage and transportation practices in the perishable food supply chain.

Market Research and Investment Feasibility Studies

Cold storage and packhouse in Morocco, 2012.

WFLO provides assistance to market research and private equity firms, serving as a “matchmaker” for investors interested in the cold chain. As part of the only global association dedicated to the promotion and sustainability of the cold chain, WFLO is able to capitalize on an impressive global presence and influence in the industry. Market research and feasibility studies conducted by WFLO have prompted investment discussions for proposed cold storage projects in Afghanistan, Bulgaria, the Republic of Georgia, Pakistan and Romania. WFLO has also provided consultation which has led to the construction of multimillion dollar facilities in Moldova, the Republic of Georgia, and Egypt.

Organizational Capacity Building and Association Development

Association development in Pakistan, 2012.

In order to achieve and sustain a successfully integrated cold chain, it must be supported by individuals, companies, and civic groups capable of advancing the industry. With more than 100 years of association management experience, WFLO and its core partners are able to help make dramatic improvements in the operations and governance of agricultural and agribusiness associations and organizations in developing countries. WFLO has assisted in the formation of trade associations and has provided groups with industry-specific member services and benefits.

Training and Educational Seminars

Cold storage and packhouse in Morocco, 2012.

WFLO offers education and consultancy services, designed to assist government agencies, companies, and industries in implementing safe, efficient, and reliable food distribution practices. The WFLO Technical Training Assistance Program features specialists who provide training on postharvest and food safety best practices. Through the program, specialists are also able to assess storage facilities to determine where no-cost or low-cost operational or management techniques can be effectively employed to improve profitability and safety.