GCCA works throughout Africa to strengthen the cold chain and maintain product integrity and quality between rural areas and more populous cities. Member services in the region range from post-harvest technical assistance to international connections for companies involved in the importing and exporting of temperature-controlled products. 

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Cold Chain Assessment Underway in Guinea

A team of representatives from the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), including Congebec Logistics' Denis Coulombe, GCCA Director of International Projects Amanda Brondy and GCCA Senior Technical Director Stephen Neel, headed to Guinea in early January to conduct a cold chain assessment for the horticulture and meat sectors in four regions of Guinea: Mamou, Labe, Faranah, and Kindia. The team’s...

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GCCA Participates in Roundtable with East African Heads of State

The roundtable was hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and builds on the Doing Business in Africa initiative put forth by President Obama. In September 2016, Corey Rosenbusch, President and CEO of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), was invited to join several East African Heads of State and the U.S. Department of Commerce in a roundtable discussion on the U.S.-Africa trade relationship...

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Conestoga Cold Storage Works With ColdHubs on Solar Cold Storage Business in Owerri, Nigeria
Since 2016, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has partnered with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to provide technical assistance to cold storage companies in Nigeria. The interest and support from GCCA membership has already resulted in four companies receiving guidance and advice from GCCA members with two more planned for September. In August 2017, Conestoga Cold Storage Chairman Larry Laurin and President Greg Laurin with GCCA International Projects Director Amanda Brondy, to Owerri, Nigeria, to share guidance with regional operators. GCCA member ColdHubs is starting up a business in the fruit and vegetable market for solar-powered cold storage.
GCCA Examines Feasibility for Postharvest Technology Service Center in Gbarnga, Liberia
GCCA recently partnered with Cultivating New Frontiers in Africa (CNFA) to complete a cold chain assessment in Liberia as part of a project supporting agribusiness development. The team of experts examined in detail the needs, demand, cost, and the sustainability for a center that could provide training and introduce new technologies to farmers, transporters, aggregators and others working along the value chains for perishable foods. The team agreed that the launch of a Postharvest Technology Service Center is feasible and could be sustainable.

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Alice Schneider
Manager of Member Services
1500 King Street, Suite 201, Alexandria, Virginia, United States

aschneider@gcca.org

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