A few key resources:

USDA Handbook 66: 
UC Davis postharvest library 
'A Consensus-based Road Map for Reducing Global Postharvest Losses' developed at 'The First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention', Rome, Italy (October 4-7, 2015).
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)

Book of Abstracts and Program for 1st All-Africa Congress and Exposition. Nairobi, Kenya 28-31 March 2017. 
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
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Two: Reducing Food Loss and Waste (Dr. Lisa was a contributing author in June 2013 to this World Resources Institute working paper.)

Small scale postharvest handling practices: a manual for horticultural crops
(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:

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BLOG POSTS by PEF e-learners and board members
PHL Congress 
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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 COMCEC

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 Energy Network.

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. (2009).

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 references.

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 languages.

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.

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