The Philippine Cold Chain Project (PCCP) is a four-year project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Food for Progress program. It is being implemented by Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development (Winrock). The project aims to increase agricultural productivity and marketing for the fishery and farming sectors in the CARAGA region covering the provinces Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands.
MISSION & VISION
The project aims to increase agricultural productivity in horticulture, meat, and fish value chain, develop cold chain food handling systems to prevent agricultural losses, and expand trade of agricultural products. It hopes to work directly with agricultural cooperatives and groups, agricultural producers including farmers and others, and the agri-business owners in meat, fish, and horticultural products to achieve a more profitable market while maintaining freshness and quality.
PCCP works with value chain businesses, producers, government, and non-governmental entities for participation in project related assistance, training, and intervention.
PCCP envisions a progressive Caraga Region in this Northeastern part of Mindanao with empowered agricultural producers to yield quality and high-value agricultural products that will enable them to participate in national and international trade.