Workshop discusses strategies for food, cool chain development

14:36 | 25/06/2018 Environment

A workshop was held in the central city of Da Nang on June 24 to discuss strategies for food and cool chain development with the aim of enhancing adaptation to climate change.

The workshop on cool chain development in Da Nang

Co-organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and relevant agencies, the event was part of the sixth Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that opened in the central city of Da Nang on June 23 and will run through June 29.

During the workshop, participants shared their ideas and experience on the significance of integrated approaches on food chain which opens the way to multi-benefits in the global scale.

Efforts of UNIDO and its partners in the field were highlighted, along with methods of approaching food in value chains.

At the same time, representatives of the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and private enterprises as well as integrated cold chain logistics service provider ABA CoolTrans and Viet Hien coffee processing firm, also shared their practical experience.

Participants also stressed the need of combining innovative technologies in processing, transporting and storing agricultural products to minimise energy use as well as post-harvest losses and waste, thus enhancing the products’ quality and climate change mitigation.

This year, UNIDO will support Vietnam by sharing international practices to private sectors and technology research facilities, creating favorable conditions for technology transfer activities, human resource development, environmental protection, efficient energy use, investment promotion, and responsible business.

UNIDO will also assist Vietnam in enhancing capacity in preparing for and implementing strategies and policies to develop industry and trade with the target of greener and more energy efficient production.