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Donations to The Postharvest Education Foundation are used for three major program activities: 

  1. Purchase of a postharvest tool kit for an e-learner from a developing country who completes their Global Postharvest E-learning Program training. Tool kits cost about $400 each.
  2. Paying for expenses related to providing PEF sponsorship for international postharvest training programs (air tickets, hotels, food, local transport costs). The cost is $1500 to $2000 to support the participation of one e-learner in an international short course, conference or postharvest technology workshop.
  3. Funding our annual PEF Kader Award in Postharvest Training (awarded to one or more e-learners each year) $500 per Award.

Alternate ways to donate:

  1. Wire transfer (bank to bank): Send us a note via email ( and we can send you details to make a wire transfer directly to the bank account of The Postharvest Education Foundation.
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  3. Via Postal Service Mail: Make your personal check, business check or money order out to: The Postharvest Education Foundation
    1.           Please include your mailing address so we can send you a printed receipt.
      1. Mail your donation to:
      1. The Postharvest Education Foundation
    1.           PO Box 38
    1.           La Pine, Oregon 97739
  4. Needs List: Please call or email to discuss your contribution with us before sending anything in the mail.

Office supplies: printer paper, blank CDs or DVDs, injet printer cartridges (HP 54 or HP 57), bubble mailing envelopes (sizes 0 or 00), blank 1 GB flash drives.

Postharvest Tool Kit and demonstration supplies: The Postharvest Education Foundation provides the following tool kit to our e-learners upon graduation, and additional Tool Kits are available for purchase.

Each Took Kit includes: 

  • Digital temperature probes, temp range -50 to 250F
  • Handheld refractometers, scale 0- 25% brix
  • pH test strips (range 1 to 12)
  • Chlorine test strips (0 to 500 ppm range): A quick and non-hazardous way to measure Free Chlorine levels in produce wash or other water.
  • Digital scale (approx 5 kg max)
  • Calipers (approx 4 inches wide max)
  • Ruler (20cm)
  • Sizing rings
  • Psychrometric charts in both C and F
  • Produce knives (3" blade with sheath)
  • Color charts (mangoes, tomatoes, capsicum, pineapples)
  • small measuring tape in roll-up style holder, lightweight -- 3m / 10ft long
  • PEF Postharvest Training Materials CD
  • Labels (stickers) for setting up demos
  • Permanent marker pen
  • Metal foil pouches (sample packaging for dried products) 4x6" size
  • Sample bubble insulation
  • A reusable bag for tool storage

Postharvest books, manuals and reprints of articles on postharvest technologies.

Please send us any materials that we can pass along to our trainees to help with their work as postharvest trainers, teachers, extension workers, researchers, etc. Our Directors make dozens of trips each year to do postharvest consulting work, meet with our partners and trainees, and attend conferences and workshops in developing countries. Dr. Lisa packs an extra suitcase every time she travels, and gives away all the contents to young people working in the postharvest sector before she returns to the USA.

USA Charitable Contributions

United States taxpayers may be able to deduct charitable contributions of money or property made to qualified organizations if you itemize your deductions. You are advised to consult a tax adviser to make a determination about the deductibility of your donation in your state. The Postharvest Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity (US FEIN # 45-1240017).

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1 (541) 708-1538
PO Box 38
La Pine, Oregon
97739 USA


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