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No regret action: Modernize agro-logistics

• Agro-food supply chains are “ the linked events in the agricultural production of food – the process being a chain of events from production to processing, trading, distribution and consumption” (FAO). • Agro-logistics entail all the coordinated services needed for products to reach from farm to market: e.g. transport, post harvest processing, warehousing, packaging, cold storage, refrigerated transport and tracking equipment for imported, local and export products.

Stages of agro-logistics chain

Transformation: processing, value- addition, packaging

On-farm production: Agro- ecological and weather info systems, irrigation and water harvesting systems, SPS, R&E services.

Retail: e-commerce platforms, price and supply information systems, physical marketing infrastructure.

(Quality, Standards, Food Safety – Labs, Traceability systems, cold chains, storage silos, warehouses,

Inputs stage: sourcing of seeds, fertilizers, mechanization and tools.

Shipping and handling: to reach distributors, retail stores and export markets.

abattoirs, washing stations for a final product).

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