Reliable, sustainable and resilient cold chains preserve daily food supplies, e.g. in the meat sector.
Without them, meat can’t be handled, stored and transported under the conditions required to prevent contamination and spreading of diseases. This poses a health threat to customers and workers in the meat sector and damages the local economy.
Rising temperatures due to climate change, population growth and urbanization are leading to a higher demand for cooling. Like many other developing countries, Kenya lacks the basic infrastructure and management skills needed to support uninterrupted cold chains for perishable foods and pharmaceutical. Acquiring cold chain management skills plays a key role in achieving economic development, better health and hunger eradication. Germany supports partner countries in introducing and disseminating environmentally friendly ways of cooling.
Cold Chains at the Forefront – Challenges and Opportunities is a series of clips produced by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Proklima aiming at visualizing Kenya´s specific reality and circumstances under which perishable goods are treated with relation to different Sustainable Development Goals.