Panamanian Producers Demand Cold Chain

7 months after the creation of the Cold Chain Secretary, there are still no concrete proposals for the agricultural industry.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Virgilio Saldaña, president of a grower's association which, added that after each harvest, losses due to perishable goods can reach up to 60%.

Prensa.com published statements by Fernando Duque, executive secretary of the Cold Chain: “In three months we could know where the gathering centers will be located, in order to start implementing this project”.



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September 2013

In Panama plans are underway to create a law on the company Mercados Nacionales de la Cadena de Frío, which will manage wholesale and retail food markets.

From a statement issued by the presidency of Colombia:

The Cabinet Council has agreed to a bill authorizing the creation of the company Mercados Nacionales de la Cadena de Frío, S.

Food Distribution Logistics Center

January 2012

As the final link in the Cold Chain, Mercapanamá may be used for agro-industrial processes for exports.

Acknowledging that the Food Market in Panama City does not have adequate infrastructure for marketing foods according to the best international standards, industry officials have decided to build a new center.

Panama: Cold Chain Could Start in September

March 2010

The start of the project, which seeks to reduce the loss of perishable goods, has been delayed due to the lack of statistics from the agriculture industry.

Authorities are currently developing the list of products which would be included in the project, and they expect to invite bids on September.

Cold Chain Project Starts in Panamá

July 2009

The project that aims to reduce post harvest losses in Panama started with the creation of the Cold Chain Secretary.

In the first 100 days of the Ricardo Martinelli administration, the Secretary of the Cold Chain, who is still to be named, will have to present a proposal for the program.

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