April 13, 2003 - Cambridge Data: James B. Fitch was a Community development and high school teacher in Peace Corps, Chile, 1966-1967

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James B. Fitch was a Community development and high school teacher in Peace Corps, Chile, 1966-1967

James B. Fitch was a Community development and high school teacher in Peace Corps, Chile, 1966-1967

James B. Fitch, Ph.D.

Fitch & Marshall, Inc.

P.O. Box 583

Yakima, WA 98907

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Phone: 1-509-453-2354 - Work

1-509-453-8171 - Home

FAX: 1-509-452-6760

e-mail: jfitch@agrimgt.com


James Fitch is an economist with more than 25 years of experience in teaching, research, and business management consulting. He specializes in agriculture, related food industries, and natural resources. As a faculty member at Oregon State University, he taught both graduate and undergraduate students while conducting research on international agriculture and rural development. Subsequently, the Ford Foundation employed him as a project specialist with responsibilities for directing research on agricultural policy and production in Egypt. He continues to be a consultant to government agencies and ministries in developing countries. Since 1980, Dr. Fitch has also been actively engaged in the management of a firm of agricultural consultants while providing consulting services to farmers and agricultural businesses in the northwestern United States.


Ph.D., Applied Economics, Food Research Institute, Stanford University, 1974

M.S., Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 1970

B.S., Mathematics, Stanford University, 1961


Agricultural Economist

Farm and Agribusiness Management

Agricultural Policy Analysis

Economics of Irrigation and Natural Resources

Program Preparation, Monitoring and Evaluation


Economic evaluation of appropriate technology and sustainability

Benefit-cost analysis

Statistical and econometric analysis, including multiple regression

Design and analysis of surveys

Microcomputer use, including most spreadsheets, word processors, internet


Mother Tongue: English; Spanish (3+), Arabic (1+), Portuguese (1),

Vietnamese (dated), German (dated).


Born 24 September 1939, U.S. Citizen

Married to Sally Flynn Fitch

Two children, Theodore (31), and Kathleen (28)


American Agricultural Economics Association

Washington State Horticultural Society

Western Agricultural Economics Association

International Agricultural Economics Society


Small Grains; Cotton; Tree Fruits; Hops; Vegetables; Livestock, Meat and Dairy; Nursery crops


Long term: Egypt, Chile, Vietnam

Short term: Belize, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Lesotho, Malawi, Senegal, Sudan, Algeria, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia, Yemen. Italy, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan


Fitch and Marshall, Inc., Yakima, WA, 1994 to present.

* Consultant to farms and agribusiness, and international consulting.

Agrimanagement, Inc., Yakima, WA, 1980-1993.

* Corporate treasurer. Agribusiness and farm consultant. International consulting.

The Ford Foundation, Cairo, Egypt, 1977-1980.

* Project Specialist, agriculture, Egypt and Middle East.

Oregon State University, 1972-1977

* Assistant Professor and Associate Professor

U.S. Peace Corps, Chile, 1966-1967

* Community development and high school teacher.

U.S. Navy, 1961-1965

* Supply Corps Officer, Vietnam and shipboard.



[TL] Denotes activities where Dr. Fitch served as team leader.

Agricultural Policy Analysis:

DAI /USAID, Egypt, 2000 [TL].

* Analyze policies affecting production and marketing of seeds.

USAID/International Science and Technology Institute, Sri Lanka, 1995.

* Evaluate impacts from liberalization of trade policies on major food imports,

USAID/ISTI/Agricultural Policy Analysis Project, Ecuador, 1994.

* Teach 5-week course on agricultural policy analysis for Ministry of Agriculture.

Farm and Agribusiness Management and Finance:

USAID/International Science and Technology Institute, Nicaragua, 1996 [TL].

* Evaluation of project to support farmer agribusiness associations.

USAID/Institute for Development Anthropology, Malawi, 1991.

* Study farm management and labor practices in tobacco estates..

Texas Hill Country Orchards, USA, 1990 [TL].

* Study feasibility of establishing orchard and fruit packing facilities.

USAID/Washington State University, Yemen, 1987-88.

* Evaluate factors affecting fertilizer use and distribution.

Irrigation Project Planning and Evaluation:

TAMS Inc., Ecuador, 1998.

* Evaluate benefits, costs and environmental impacts of irrigation project.

Washington Water Policy Alliance, US, 1994 [TL].

* Evaluate economic benefits of irrigation to state economy,

USAID/Social Consulting International, Egypt, 1993-94.

* Study historical costs and benefits of irrigation projects in new areas.

Program Preparation, Monitoring and Evaluation:

World Food Programme, Egypt, 2000 [TL].

* Mid-term Review of projects in Country Programme.

UN FAO/WFP, Egypt, 1998.

* Economic analysis, appraisal of ADevelopment of the Sinai" project,

World Food Programme, Bhutan, 1997 [TL].

* Appraise food-for-work in highway construction and maintenance,

International Fund for Agricultural Development, Lesotho, 1992 [TL].

* Mid-term evaluation of Local Initiatives Support Project.

See <resume> for further details on experience and for list of publications.

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