About the Summit

Highly perishable nature of whole produce like fresh fruits and vegetables, necessitates use of uninterrupted cold-chain to connect and expand market footprint, maintain quality and avoid food loss. Establishing an integrated and seamless network of refrigerated pack houses, distribution hubs and vehicles used to maintain the safety, quality and quantity of food, while moving it swiftly from farm gate to consumption center, will see India’s farmers reap substantial benefits. The cold chains reduce wastage, increase farmer income, create employment and ensure year-round availability of fruits and vegetables in a sustainable manner. These benefits are vital for economic security of farmers. In last few years, along with the efforts of NCCD, there has been a shift towards realizing the importance of an efficient cold chain as a supply chain system in India by both the policy makers and the industry.

To understand and develop a roadmap for creating a robust food value chain and viable agriculture models, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with ministry of Ministry of agriculture and Ministry of food processing industries and National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD) is organizing National Post-Harvest & Logistics Summit on 25th September 2018.