PRIVATE PARTNERS

Global Cold Chain Alliance

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is committed to building and strengthening the temperature-controlled supply chain around the world. As part of that mission, GCCA provides specialized cold chain advisory services to government agencies, organizations, and associations through its core partner, the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO).

Drawing upon its global network of members, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is uniquely qualified to conduct cold chain and food systems assessments and market research; develop and enhance agribusiness associations or organizations; and produce high-quality training programs and educational seminars.

Over the past 15 years, GCCA has worked with international donors such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency to provide specialized cold chain and related advisory services. Read more about GCCA:

Cold Chain Association of the Philippines

The Cold Chain Association of the Philippines, Inc. (CCAP) is a multi-sectoral grouping of companies and other professional organizations in the Philippines, with the primary mission to organize the different industry sectors participating in the supply chain of both chilled and/or frozen food products and other groups operating temperature controlled product storage or distribution into a body which represents their individual and collective interests in policy making, standards setting and industry development.

CCAP also aims to achieve effective handling, storage and distribution of products in the cold chain, mostly focused on fresh, chilled and frozen foods, with the consumer in mind by:

Establishing formal linkages with the government and delineating the role of the private business sector in the food security and development program;

Spearheading the formulation, promulgation and enforcement of industry standards necessary to ensure efficient performance of all activities within the cold chain; and

Fostering cooperation and coordination among members in addressing industry concerns, particularly those that pertain to industry development.

CCAP shall promote and raise the standards of the local cold chain industry by providing forums, training and seminars where open discussions and active sharing of ideas among its members are encouraged, and through active representation in the formulation of government regulations and policies.

CCAP is a bona fide Affiliate of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses / World Food Logistics Organization (IARW/WFLO). CCAP, with its international affiliation with the IARW and WFLO, affords its members the benefits, programs and services of three strong organizations. See more about CCAP:

Pilmico Animal Nutrition Corporation

Pilmico Foods Corporation is one of the top three and respected feed companies in the country. Consistent with its mission, the company provides nutritional, quality feeds, counsel on animal nutrition and management, and superior piglets for farmers to grow to market. It has a commercial feed manufacturing plant located in Iligan in the Northern Mindanao region of the Philippines.

The company, which is a food subsidiary of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, is expanding in the Caraga region. Presently, Pilmico has more than 450 outlets covering the five (5) provinces and almost all towns of the region. Pilmico has committed Php22.9 million in counterpart funding for the Philippine Cold Chain Project funding of P8.2 million to help farmers in the improvement of genetic materials through their swine and poultry loan repopulation program for the Caraga region. The company is now conducting a technical training and extension support program for the project. In line with the development objectives of Pilmico and that of the PCCP, the company assists the project in training and production activities. Specifically, it provides technical support and technical expertise using existing staff and present capabilities of the company along with collaborating partners such as the Provincial Agriculture Offices and the Provincial Veterinary Offices.

Pilmico also assists in the review and institution of policies conducive to swine and poultry development and market development, and recommends technical measures as well as alternative courses of action to the collaborating partners such as recommending and vetting individual farmers or farmer’s organization necessary to the achievement of project objectives.

Pilmico provides counterpart assistance to the Winrock-PCCP such as transportation facilities and related equipment for hauling inputs to project communities, conduct of project activities, assigning Animal Production Specialists as field point persons for the project, and providing loan assistance programs for repopulation of swine and poultry to interested farmers.

CCAP shall promote and raise the standards of the local cold chain industry by providing forums, training and seminars where open discussions and active sharing of ideas among its members are encouraged, and through active representation in the formulation of government regulations and policies.

Pilmico provides support for the conduct of technical orientations, seminars and trainings to PCCP farmer partners. It also supports capacity building of existing Pilmico Agri-Post and other input suppliers by providing information, education, and campaign materials, giving updates on existing Agri-Post and other input suppliers to the project, and assist Pilmico Agri-Post and other input suppliers to obtain financial services from the FICCO-PCCP loan program.

Pilmico supports the assessment of training needs of Agri-Post owners for possible training interventions of the project. It also aids in the development of new and existing market relationships by providing relevant information for swine and poultry suppliers, buyers, traders, and assists in the conduct of market matching, trade shows, and conventions.

The company also assists in the conduct of baseline studies, periodic planning, assessments, review missions, monitoring and evaluation, and other related activities of the project in coordination with PCCP.

East-West Seeds Company

East-West Seed Company is engaged in developing and distributing high quality vegetable seeds in over 60 countries since 1982.

Blending European seeds with Asian tropical vegetable farming, East-West Seed continues to give farmers better seeds for better yields.

The company believes that the right technology and cultural management practices will help farmers attain the maximum benefit of having good seeds. With good seeds and good genetics, the result will lead to successes in vegetable production.

Geared towards best vegetable cultivation possible, East- West Seed designs quality horticultural training services through its Technology Transfer Department. This department engages in training farmers through a Farmer Field School approach.

Aside from cultivation, it also extends its services in community outreach and marketing programs for vegetable consumption that is consistent with the goals of the Winrock International- Philippine Cold Chain Project (PCCP) under the Food for Progress Program (FFPr) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

With PCCP, East-West Seed provides excellent technical services to producer groups through its Farmer Field School methodology. This activity will continue throughout PCCP project implementation. Trainings conducted by the company are done in the field where the producer groups are located to facilitate farmers’ application of technological practices learned. A hands-on, practical approach to training is emphasized.

As East-West Seed completes each Farmer- Field School that train trainers appropriate technologies and techniques for successful vegetable production, Farm Level Technology Demonstration involving hands-on demonstration and activities right at the farm are being implemented.

East-West Seed also works with the PCCP Horticulture Specialist in improving technology available to farmers including better seeds, equipment and inputs, as well as improved marketing practices.

Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center

The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) is an autonomous inter-governmental body established in December 1967. Brunei, Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are among its member countries.

Considered to be the premiere research and training institution in the region for aquaculture, SEAFDEC is geared towards developing and managing improved fishery potential to alleviate poverty.

Food security and economic prosperity are among its top priorities in order to increase fish production to feed fast-growing populations.

With many promising aquaculture and fishery industries in Caraga region, SEAFDEC has partnered with the Winrock- Philippine Cold Chain Project PCCP) to assist in increasing potential and profitability for aquaculture related industries in the region. In its first year of project implementation, SEAFDEC organized producer groups, trained producers on modern fishery techniques, post-harvest handling and storage, and how to best use financial services to maximize income for group members.

Aside from production, the project also works with intermediary businesses that are interested in supporting fish producing groups and who are interested in selling quality inputs including those who are involved in buying and marketing of quality products. The project also works on strengthening selected input suppliers and trade associations, and in creating new buyer-seller relationships and public-private partnerships.

SEAFDEC and PCCP are collaborating with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) of the region as well as with the Provincial Fisheries Officers.

First Community Cooperative

The First Community Cooperative (FICCO) is a multi-purpose cooperative duly registered under the Cooperative Development Authority with Registration No. 9520-10000155. It started from a very small deposit of P26.30 in 1954. Its incorporators were mostly faculty and staff of Ateneo de Cagayan, now Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. Since then, FICCO has grown to a community cooperative with total assets of P7.69 billion.

FICCO now covers Northern Mindanao and is currently expanding and branching out including in the Visayas region. As of today, it has 36 branches and 36 satellite offices with a membership of more than 185,558 comprising farmers, teachers, market vendors, businessmen, drivers, bank employees, soldiers, executives, laborers, and professionals.

Services of FICCO include handling deposits, loans, consumer’s store, housing loans, mutual aid, savings and loan protections with its main source of revenues in lending activity. Today, FICCO has 31 types of loans which includes providential, educational, commercial, agricultural and housing loans. Rates of interest ranges from 8% to 10% with a minimal and one-time service charge of 1.75%.

FICCO is now partnering with the Winrock International that implemented Philippine Cold Chain Project (PCCP). With a guarantee fund support of US$1.7 million from PCCP, FICCO extends micro credit loans to at least 7500 agri-fishery producers and groups in Caraga region.

The project aims to assist farming and fishing families in the region to increase income, improve nutrition and food security as well as provide higher value agricultural products to new markets that will require a cold chain.

Currently, the cooperative has established a micro-credit facility for PCCP beneficiaries and partners through its main offices and business centers in the five (5) provinces of Caraga region.

Northern Mindanao School of Fisheries

Northern Mindanao School of Fisheries (NMSF) is one of the Training Institutions of Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Caraga region.

Located in Matabao, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, NMSF has a distinctive area of competence in aquaculture that provides a range of dynamic and innovative programs in fishery education. It aims to strengthen income-generating projects and entrepreneurial programs on fisheries through regular production cycle by utilizing ponds, hatcheries, fishery facilities and equipment. NMSF seeks to become supplier of fingerlings for freshwater fishery commodities such as tilapia, catfish, prawn and aquarium fishes, and pond-based nursery produced fingerlings of milkfish and mudcrab within the locality.

With its extension service that caters to community-based training in fishery education, NMSF was able to partner the Winrock-International- Philippine Cold Chain Project (PCCP). NMSF is now considered as the center-based training venue of PCCP in its training related activities for fishery activities.

Two (2) regional aquaculture trainings were already held at NMSF. These are the workshops on Tilapia Feed Formulation and Health Management and Nursery and Rearing of Mudcrab in Caraga which were facilitated by Southeast Asean Fisheries Development Center (SEFDEC), the PCCP technical partner in fishery commodity.

The partnership of PCCP and NMSF will improve production, handling and marketing of high value perishable food products in Caraga region. This includes harvests from fish production and industries as well as to enhance programs related to processing fish-based foods.

Being the center-based training of the project, PCCP is able to conduct trainings and demonstrations at the school’s Aquaculture Building. NMSF has also allocated two (2) fish ponds as demonstration ponds for use during trainings.

Aside from the Aquaculture Building, NMSF also offers the use of Food Processing and Technology Laboratory and the school dormitory for housing the training participants.

With NMSF and PCCP in partnership, the project is committed to assist where necessary to renovate and refurbish the buildings of Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture, Food Processing and Technology Laboratory, and the Dormitory.

PCCP also provides consultancy for re-engineering and rehabilitation of the ponds, enhancement of pavements, flooring and pathways of the aquacuture building, provision of equipments such as water pump for fishpond demonstration and training operations, tanks for marine hatchery operations, generator, paddle wheels for pond operations, and other important tools such as equipment necessary for trainings.

PCCP is empowering NMSF to become the first-rate training venue and institution in marine fisheries and aquaculture in the Caraga region.

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