UK: The Institute of Refrigeration is to host a webinar on sustainable cooling and the cold chain in India and the opportunities it presents for the UK.
The webinar will look at presenting the current challenges and commercial opportunities in this major growth market and how the UK and its expertise can provide solutions.
Almost half of India’s workforce is directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture and with up to 40% of crops lost between farm and market, Indian authorities have identified agri-logistics and the cold chain as vital components in the country’s farm income strategy. Future plans include the rapid deployment of more than 20,000 integrated pack houses with end-to-end post-harvest management, cold stores and integrated cold chains using energy efficient and sustainable technologies.
The UK is exploring how to participate in these initiatives in partnership with local bodies. A British team is currently undertaking a design and feasibility study for a localisable and integrated model of an end-to-end post-harvest management, cooling and cold-chain logistics hub with an objective of making this a first-of-a-kind centre of excellence. Designed as a structured and supported route for demonstration and engagement, the centre of excellence could offer a multi-faceted range of significant new market opportunities for UK cooling, refrigeration and cold-chain logistics expertise.
The webinar will take place on April 28 between 10.45 and 12.00.
Find out more and book your place here.