Further to the successful first webinar that signed the kick-off of the 3-year exchange program “Transitional Agriculture“, on June 3rd, project participants convened digitally for a second pre-seminar.

The event explored how logistics influence the marketing of agricultural products, focusing on the innovations in processing food, storing and transporting, and communicating, on their origin and most of all the role of farmers’ organisations to support their members in acquiring/making use of the innovations in logistics.

Moreover, participants discussed the disruption in logistics during the pandemic outbreak of COVID 19.

By the end, here are some overarching themes from the event it is worth remembering:

  • More efficient organization of transport logistics to collect customer demands and aggregate farmers products for the market is needed
  • Use of innovative (on-farm) storage and retailing systems are crucial to match supply and demand
  • Changes in consumer demand require logistics for different types of processing and value addition

The project, supported by the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), is implemented through Andreas Hermes Akademie (AHA) and AgrarKontakte International (AKI).