If commercial storage space is available, CARE should do an
analysis of rental charges, and where appropriate, review rates with donors.
Some country offices prefer not to rent warehouse space because of restrictions
on the schedules of warehouse staff, limitations on use of equipment,
incompatible systems for accounting and infestation control, and difficulties in
collecting claims. However, these issues are usually negotiable if the warehouse
is otherwise suitable.
Agrobusinesses and commercial distributors may have warehouses
that can be made available temporarily for a short-term operation. Agricultural
warehouses are often located close to rural production areas, while commercial
distributors are generally in urban and town