Commitments to action

The Cool Move

Rabobank, FAO

Cold storage is virtually non-existent in smallholder value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa. This lack of storage facilities and the lack of good infrastructure cause post-harvest food losses. The high-over goal is to create a movement to increase and improve cold chain accessibility in rural areas in emerging markets, combined with viable and sustainable business cases, access to finance, and proper investments. We propose an integrated value chain approach, working with the supply side (farmer organisations and cold chain providers) as well as the demand side (aggregators and off-takers) and the financial sector ensures long-term quality and quantity of stock. “


Private sector, Civil society, Indigenous peoples, Producer organizations

Action Area(s)

Boost Nature-Based Solutions of Production



Key contact

Lieke Verhofstad, Rabobank


Cold Storage, Food Loss, Sustainable business models

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