Cold Chain Bangladesh (CCB) Alliance

USAID, together with Winrock International and the Bangladesh food processing company Golden Harvest, is building Bangladesh's first integrated "cold chain". This network of refrigerated trucks and cold storage holding centers is helping rural farmers deliver their crops to market before they spoil.

Cold Chain Bangladesh (CCB) Alliance

The Cold Chain Bangladesh Alliance (CCBA) aims to establish Bangladesh’s first integrated cold chain to reduce post-harvest losses and deliver high-value agricultural products to market. The Alliance will:

  • increase the capacity of small and marginal farmers to produce high-value agricultural products that meet market requirements;
  • improve market efficiency and planning to generate new transactions contributing to an additional $500 in annual per capita income;
  • support sustainable investments in cold chain infrastructure and operational capacity valued at $10.2 million; and
  • increase compliance with international food safety standards to improve the availability of safe products for consumers. Coordinated progress on the above objectives will result in improved access, availability, and use of domestically produced and nutritious foods, which will contribute to the overall FTF goal of reduced poverty and hunger in Bangladesh.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Winrock International

    Government, Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain...

  • Golden Harvest

    Goods Supplier
    India | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Golden Harvest is one of Bangladesh’s leading business group with diversified interests in food, dairy, commodity, information technology, logistics, real estate, aviation and...

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Key Information

LocationBangladesh, South Asia
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 15.3 Million