Supply Chain Logistics Development for Facilitating Intra-Regional Trade
The activities conducted by WFLO were designed to review and provide recommendations on how to best facilitate intra-regional trade of food commodities in Southern Africa. The overall objective is to develop an action plan and a project proposal for improving the supply and logistics chains, and increasing the participation of small scale businesses in fresh food supply chains along the several development corridors in seven selected countries that are members of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). The targeted countries are South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. The primary focus of the review is on food exports from the targeted countries into the SADC region, with special emphasis on trade with South Africa. Food exports include fresh fruit and vegetables and processed foods.
South Africa Cold Storage Short Course
WFLO has partnered with the Southern African Refrigerated Distribution Association (SARDA) to host a number of Cold Storage Short Courses in South Africa. The cold store operations short course was designed specifically for middle- and lower-level cold storage managers as well as senior level supervisors of cold storage facilities in South Africa and the Southern African region. The intent of the short courses was to provide management and operations tools for attendees that can be transferred to their own facilities and cold stores, as well as their employees and colleagues. Past courses have been very successful with participants from numerous companies throughout South Africa, the Southern Africa region, and West Africa attending.