Boosting the Philippines coldchain

Manila, Philippines: A United Nations-led three-year initiative aims to bring energy-efficient refrigeration to the Philippines and seeks industry contributions for an innovation hub and demonstration projects.

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization, together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines, are spearheading the initiative aimed at applying environmentally friendly, energy efficient refrigeration throughout the cold chain – from farms to packing houses to cold-storage warehouses and stores.

The three-year project started in October with US$2million from the Global Environment Facility , with US$25m in co-financing from other organizations.

• In June the US government and the Cold Chain Association of the Philippines signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance the cold chain systems in the Philippines.

The partnership between the US Agency for International Development and Cold Chain Association will work in Bagangas, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, and Zamboanga to improve production and post-production practices and strengthen existing cold chain systems and operations, as well as promote private investments.

The four cities are agricultural and distribution hubs in their respective regions, facilitating the movement of food and agricultural products, consumer goods, and pharmaceuticals through sea ports connected to the Central Nautical Highway under the Roll-On Roll-Off Transport System.

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