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 private sector members, 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.

Since 2002, GCCA has worked with a variety of international donors including: 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.

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Assessments ▪ Benchmarking ▪ Feasibility Studies

USDA Assessment India, 2018

WFLO has completed cold chain and food systems assessments in over 25 countries around the world. These assessments employ a five-pronged approach, exploring challenges and opportunities at each link of perishable food supply chains including postharvest, food processing, storage, transportation, and design. Based on internal association research and data analysis for sophisticated markets, WFLO can utilize our networks and processes to gather benchmarking data for emerging economies, enabling companies to benchmark their facilities against other temperature-controlled warehouses by designated key performance indicators. This reporting platform helps temperature-controlled warehouse companies better evaluate their operations and performance. Capitalizing on our global presence and influence in the industry, we serve as matchmaker for investors interested in the cold chain. Market research and feasibility studies conducted by WFLO have prompted investment discussions for proposed cold storage projects in Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Egypt, the Republic of Georgia, Pakistan, and Romania. WFLO has also provided consultations which led to the construction of multi-million dollar facilities in Moldova, Morocco, and the Republic of Georgia.

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.

Association/ Professional Service Organization Development

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 help make dramatic improvements in the operations and governance of agricultural and agribusiness associations and organizations in developing countries. WFLO assists in the formation of trade associations, underscoring the importance of providing industry-specific services and benefits that members are willing and able to pay for to ensure sustainability.

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.