Patrick Cortbaoui

Patrick Cortbaoui
McGill University | McGill · Institute for Global Food Security

PhD. - Bioresource Engineering

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Introduction
Extremely versatile, result-driven professional with over 12 years track record of technical and project management, encompassing Research-for-Development, Partnership Building and Resource Mobilization. Exceptional strengths include Institutional Development, Strategic and Operational Planning, Communication and Outreach Management and Team Mentoring and Training. Expert in providing solutions to alleviate global food insecurity and contributing to “a world free of hunger” through sustainable food management strategies and programmes.
Additional affiliations
February 2019 - present
McGill University - Institute for Global Food Security
Position
  • Managing Director
April 2015 - January 2019
McGill University - Institute for Global Food Security
Position
  • Managing Director
January 2012 - June 2015
McGill University
Position
  • Researcher
Education
January 2012 - August 2015
McGill University
Field of study
  • Bioresource Engineering
January 2004 - October 2005
McGill University
Field of study
  • Bioresource Engineering
September 2001 - June 2003
McGill University
Field of study
  • Food Science

Publications

Publications (24)
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Senegal is a country where millions of livelihoods directly depend on smallholder livestock production activities. Unfortunately, these farmers now face the effects of a changing climate and associated societal responses. In addition, the lack of understanding of the specific farmers’ problems in their respective production systems by assuming homo...
Poster
This poster was part of the international milk symposium held in Senegal, June 2019, with 3 main objectives: to identify the livestock production systems in Fatick region, to develop sustainability indicators of these production systems and to propose scenarios for improvement and adaptation, in the context of climate change
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Produce quality can be irreversibly damaged by exposure to fluctuating temperature and light when moving along the supply chain. Quality loss of fresh fruits and vegetables is of considerable interest due to its omnipresent occurrence, which exceeds 50% in some developing countries. In this work, different storage scenarios and their effect on eggp...
Article
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In tropical countries, fresh vegetables travelling from "farm-to-fork" are continuously exposed to different temperatures and solar radiation levels that seriously affect their phytochemical composition and consequently, their overall postharvest quality. Phytochemicals in plants are known for their valuable antioxidants and potential anti-inflamma...
Article
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Taguchi technique was used to optimize postharvest handling process to minimize quality loss of fresh eggplant (Solanum melongena L.). To date Taguchi approach has been widely used in various subject areas, but no application to postharvest quality has been reported until the present time with the exception of some previous work conducted by the sa...
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Background: Malnutrition is one of the major contributors to child mortality in Ethiopia. Currently established, child nutrition status is assessed by four anthropometric indicators. However, there are other factors affecting children's anthropometric statuses. Thus, the main objective of this paper is to explore some of the determinants of child...
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In this paper, we studied Anglophones and Francophones' family meal such as, frequency of family meals, shopping for groceries, selecting foods based on nutrition labels, personal cooking abilities, and types of foods used when preparing meals. We also investigated the association between the amounts of minutes eating meals at home and some socio-d...
Data
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Inefficient handling and high postharvest losses describe the Caribbean supply chain of fresh fruits and vegetables. In this study, two different approaches to characterize the postharvest practices and losses of key agricultural commodities (tomato, string beans, eggplant, okra and cucumber) were developed for Guyana and St. Kitts-Nevis: (1) produ...
Research
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In tropical countries, fresh vegetables travelling from “farm-to-fork” are continuously exposed to different environmental conditions of temperature and solar radiation that seriously affect their phytochemical composition and consequently, their overall postharvest quality. Phytochemicals in plants are known for their potential health benefits, pr...
Research
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Produce quality can be irreversibly damaged by exposure to fluctuating temperature and light when moving along various segments in the supply chain. Quality loss of fresh fruits and vegetables are of considerable interest due to their extremely high values, which exceed 50% in some developing countries. In this work, different storage scenarios and...
Research
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Fresh fruits and vegetables are highly perishable plant produce and can undergo varying degrees of stress during postharvest handling process if exposed to undesirable environmental conditions, resulting in major quality and quantity losses. Quality is a complex multidimensional parameter; therefore, quality loss is typically more difficult to redu...
Thesis
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One-third of global food produced for human consumption, which amounts to about 1.3 billion tons is lost or wasted annually. Measuring postharvest losses is an essential operational strategy to enhance postharvest management and to curtail quality loss of fresh horticultural commodity. The goal of this study was to develop and test different method...
Article
Three cultivars of sweet corn were precooled immediately after harvest using a hydrocooler system. Combinations of two water flow patterns, immersed and spray, and two cob orientations, parallel and perpendicular to the water flow were tested. Corn cobs cooled passively in cold room served as control treatment. Both precooled and room cooled corn c...
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Three cultivars of sweet corn were precooled immediately after harvest using a forced-air cooler system. Combinations of two air flow rates, 1 and 3 L·s -1 ·kg -1 of produce, and two cob orientations, parallel and perpendicular to the air flow were tested. Both precooled and room cooled corn cobs were stored for 7 and 21 days at 1 o C and 90-95% RH...
Thesis
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Sweet corn is classified among highly perishable horticultural commodities. Thus, it can be deteriorated rapidly after harvest resulting in high loss and poorer produce quality. Sweet corn's sugar loss is about four times higher at 10°C compared to 0°C. Precooling, immediately after harvest, has shown to be an effective method to maintain the quali...
Conference Paper
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Three cultivars of sweet corn were precooled immediately after harvest using forced-air, vacuum and hydrocooling systems. Combinations of two air flow rates, 1 and 3 L•s-1•kg-1 of produce, and two water flow patterns, immersed and spray, with two cob orientations, parallel and perpendicular to the medium (air or water) flow were tested. Both precoo...

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Projects (8)
Archived project
KENYA (CAD $4.3M FUNDED BY THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE - CANADA)
Archived project
CONGO (USD $100K FUNDED BY USAID) Partner: ADRA International