Biz groups urge APEC economies to invest in cold-chain systems
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Developing countries of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) should invest in cold-chain systems for food products to reduce waste and improve food security, the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) said. ABAC member Anthony Nowell said that while refrigeration is a short-term issue, it is "surprisingly" not well-developed among some APEC economies. Making fishing ports accessible to markets would increase the value chain and boost the farmers' and fisherfolks' competitiveness in the global market, he said. To make private sectors invest in fishing ports, Nowell advised governments to first improve the value and quality of the infrastructures involved in food production and distribution.
Biz groups urge APEC economies to invest in cold-chain systems.(2015, October 6). Panay News, p. B1.
Investments; Developing countries; Food security; Economics; Governments; Refrigeration; Fishers; Fishing harbours; Marketing; Fisheries; Private sector; Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC); APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC); Board of Food Standards of Australia-New Zealand; Perez, Asis; Nowell, Anthony
- Panay News