The NAMBoard strategy anchors the growth of agribusiness as a key champion to the contribution of the organisation to the overall national agriculture strategy and contribution to the GDP. Based on 5 main pillars, the agribusiness growth and expansion strategy has as pillar 5, the cold chain, logistics and produce handling programme.
The main objective of this programme is to; initiate and maintain an interrupted end-end cold chain management system within the country’s fresh produce markets, farming units, handling facilities and retail sector.
As part of stakeholder capacity building and creating a platform for discussions on new technology, and harnessing lessons learnt from global players, the first ever cold chain summit in Eswatini will be conducted on the 7th to 8th August in Manzini at the Mavuso Trade and Exhibition Center.
The summit will draw its attendees from stakeholders throughout the fresh produce value chain and the cold chain. These include Farmers, Input Suppliers, Academia, Cutting edge technology leaders, cold chain management system providers, cold chain transport providers, exporters, Fresh Produce Market Agents, and retailers.
The summit will create an environment of learning, contributing, sharing experiences, networking with captains of industries, and most importantly an opportunity to forge vital business relationships with supplier, producers, retailers, and processors.
Using a blend of testimonial sessions, practical and industry relevant research papers, an exhibition of cutting-edge technology, exposing participants to local, regional and global market opportunities, the summit will serve the interests of all players in the value chain over a very organized, but friendly atmosphere.