The Philippine Board of Investments, in cooperation with several industry stakeholders such as the Cold Chain Association of the Philippines and the Philippine Department of Agriculture, officially launched its Cold Chain Industry Roadmap on December 14, 2020.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has recently released a step-by-step methodology for refrigerator manufacturers to improve the energy efficiency of their products and forecast the net benefits and costs associated with those improvements.
In a continuation of the Cold Chain Innovation Hub’s (CCI-Hub) on-going video series, today we are excited to announce the release of two new videos featuring sustainable refrigeration technology expert Wynand Groenewald.
COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of the Philippines’ agriculture value chains. In March and April, at the height of the Enhanced Community Quarantine, rural farmers were not able to sell their produce which led to a lot of food wastage. Cold storage plays a crucial role in avoiding post-harvest losses in agriculture, and in ensuring the country’s food security.
Anthony Dizon, President of the Cold Chain Association of the Philippines, recommended investing in and supporting rural agriculture infrastructure in a recent webinar discussing the future of the Philippines’ cold chain last week.