Dr. Lisa Kitinoja has served as a reviewer for this publication from Champions 12.3(WRI), which is leading the effort to keep track of the activities and progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of reducing food loss/waste.
5th Edition (Kitinoja & Kader 2015) Small scale postharvest handling practices: a manual for horticultural crops (UCDavis)
Commodity Systems Assessment Methodology
CSAM is a method we use for training of trainers, in which
an e-learner or workshop participant collect data on the causes and sources of
postharvest losses and quality problems.
Each trainee chooses a crop of interest for their home country, and
spends several weeks doing a literature review, interviewing farmers, traders
and marketers, and summarizing the findings across 25 components along the
value chain from the farm to the market.
LaGra, J., Kitinoja L. and K. Alpizar (2016). Commodity Systems Assessment Methodology for Value Chain Problem and
Project Identification : A first step in food loss reduction. San Jose, Costa Rica: IICA. 246 pp. [PDF(English)]
LaGra, J., Kitinoja L. and K. Alpizar (2016). Metodología de evaluación de cadenas agroalimentarias para la identificación de problemas y proyectos: un primer paso para la disminución de pérdidas de alimentos San Jose, Costa Rica: IICA. 246 pp. [PDF (Spanish)]
La Gra, J. (1990). A commodity systems assessment methodology for problem and project identifi cation. Moscow, Idaho,
Postharvest Institute for Perishables, University of Idaho, IICA, AFHB. 102 pp. [Download
Small scale postharvest handling practices: a manual for
(Kitinoja and Kader, 4th edition, 2003)
Pilot project for extension of postharvest technologies
Diane Barrett and Lisa Kitinoja worked together during
2010-13 on a Hort CRSP funded project in East Africa where a pilot Postharvest Training and Services Center (PTSC) was set up in October 2012 on
the campus of AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center in Arusha. Read the final
report: PTSC Pilot Project Final
Report for Hort CRSP.
Opening a Regional Postharvest Training and Services Center
Evaluation article published in the journal AGRICULTURE : Kitinoja and Barrett (2015) Extension of Small-Scale Postharvest Horticulture Technologies—A Model Training and Services Center. Agriculture 2015, 5, 441-455; doi:10.3390/agriculture5030441 Abstract: http://www.mdpi.com/2077-0472/5/3/441/
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BLOG POSTS by PEF e-learners and board members
Kitinoja, Lisa. 2016. “Innovative Approaches to Food Loss
and Waste Issues,” Frontier Issues Brief for the Brookings Institution’s Ending
Rural Hunger project.
WFLO and PEF (2016) Report on on-farm food losses for
Kitinoja and Barrett (2015). Extension of Small-Scale
Postharvest Horticulture Technologies—A Model Training and Services
Center. Agriculture 2015, 5, 441-455; doi:10.3390/agriculture5030441.
Affognon et al. (2015). Unpacking postharvest losses in
Sub-Saharan Africa: A Meta-analysis. World Development Vol. 66, pp. 49–68, 2015
Kitinoja and Kader (2015). Measuring postharvest losses in
fruits and vegetables in developing countries. White Paper No. 15-02. La Pine,
Oregon USA: The Postharvest Education Foundation. 26pp
Kitinoja (2014). Exploring the potential for cold chain
development in emerging and rapidly industrializing countries. Liquid Air
Kitinoja (2013). Innovative Small-scale Postharvest
Technologies for Reducing Losses in Horticultural Crops. Ethiopian .J. Appl.
Sci. Technol. (Special Issue No.1): 9- 15 (2013)
Kitinoja L, Saran S, Roy S K and A.A. Kader (2011).
Postharvest Technology for Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities
in Research, Outreach and Advocacy. J of the Science of Food and Agriculture
2011; 91: 597–603
Kitinoja L, Al Hassan H A, Saran S and Roy S K, (in press).
Identification of Appropriate Postharvest Technologies for Improving Market
Access and Incomes for Small Horticultural Farmers in Sub- Saharan Africa and
South Asia. Invited paper in 3 parts for the IHC Postharvest Symposium Lisbon,
August 23, 2010. Acta Hort
Kitinoja, L and Thompson J F, (2010). Pre-cooling systems
for small-scale producers. Stewart Postharvest Review 2010,6(2):1-14
Winrock International, Empowering agriculture: Energy
options for horticulture. US Agency for International Development 79 pp.
Pareek, S. Kitinoja, L. Kaushik R.M. and R. Paliwal, (2009).
Postharvest physiology and storage of ber. Stewart Postharvest Review 2009, 5:5
Published online 01 October 2009
Kitinoja, L. (2009). Training in Postharvest Technology, 9th
edition. A compilation on CDRom of postharvest training materials, manuals,
tools and equipment, demonstrations, illustrations, internet links and
Kitinoja, L. (2004). Horticultural Extension Manual.
University of California, Davis IPO/USAID AERI Horticulture
Project. 54 pgs.
Kitinoja, L. and Kader, A.A. (2003). Small-Scale Postharvest
Practices: A Manual for Horticultural Crops, 4th edition. University of California,
Davis. 196 pp. This manual has been translated into Arabic, French, Spanish,
Punjabi, Chinese, Vietnamese, Afrikaans, Indonesian and several other
Kitinoja, L. and Kasmire, R.F. (2002). Making the Link:
Extension of Postharvest Technology, Chapter 38 in Kader, A.A. (ed), Postharvest
Technology for Horticultural Crops (3rd Edition), UC DANR Publication
3311. pp. 481-509.
Kitinoja, L. (2001). Postharvest Handling of Fruits and
Vegetables intended for Cold Storage. International Association
of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW-India). 46 pp.
Kitinoja, L., Schermerhorn, Brown, A., Thapa, M.J. (2000).
Post-harvest Technology Action Plan. USAID/ Nepal MARD
Lumbini-Gandaki Technical Report No. 64. March 2000
Kitinoja, L. and Gorny, J.R. (1999). Postharvest Technology
for Small-Scale Produce Marketers: Economic Opportunities, Quality and Food
Safety. University of California, Davis.
Kitinoja, L. (1999). Costs and Benefits of Fresh Handling
Practices. In: Kitinoja, L. (ed). Perishables Handling Quarterly,
Special Issue: Costs and Benefits of Postharvest Technologies, No. 97: 7-13
Kader, A.A. and Kitinoja, L. (1994). Postharvest Handling of
Perishable Crops. In: Humphrey, S.E. et al, Small Farm Handbook. University of
California: Small Farm Center. pp. 109-116.