PANNA: Resource Pointer #211


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #211

June 23, 1999

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*UCSC Farm and Garden Apprenticeship, April 17-October 20, 2000, Santa Cruz, CA* Six-month training course in organic gardening and farming sponsored by the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz. Emphasizes hands-on learning, working side-by-side with instructors, and class instruction on organic horticultural methods. Covers soil preparation, composting, sowing, cultivation, propagation, irrigation, pest/disease control and marketing through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project. US$3,000 plus additional costs for books, tools and food. Apply by September 1 (international applicants), November 1 (U.S. and Canadian citizens). Contact Apprenticeship Information, The Center for Agroecology, UC Santa Cruz, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064; phone (831) 459-2321; fax (831) 459-2799; email annemari@zzyx.ucsc.edu

*Research Methods in Organic Farming, September 5-7, 1999. Bari, Italy* Workshop sponsored by Sustainable Rural Environment and Energy Network (SREN), UN Food and Agriculture Organization Regional Office for Europe (FAO/ROE), and Mediterranean Agronomic Institute Bari of the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM-IAMB). Focus will be on-farm research. Sessions will include animal welfare, strategies for increasing producer value, networking and pilot farms. Free. Limited to 30 participants. Contact Professor R. Zanoli, DIBIAGA, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ancona, Via Brecce Bianche, I-61031 Ancona, Italy; phone (39-71) 220-4929; fax (39-71) 220-4858; email zanoli@agrecon.unian.it

*Third Annual Meeting of the Community Food Security Coalition, October 15-17, 1999. Chicago, IL* Conference sponsored by GreenNet and Heifer Project International. Workshops, short courses, and field trips will be offered. Topics will include asset mapping, community development, and food system assessment. Fee to be announced. Contact Andy Fisher, CFS Coalition, P.O. Box 209, Venice, CA 90294; phone (310) 822-5410; email asfisher@aol.com; website http://www.foodsecurity.org

*International and National "Organic" Standards in the EU, 1998* Lizzie Melby Jespersen. Presents text and results of a detailed questionnaire on international, national and private systems of organic standards in the European Union. Covers standards for farm conversion, crops and animal products. 182 pp. Free. Contact Jesper Lund-Larsen, General Workers Union, Kampmannsgade 4, Box 391, DK 1790, Copenhagen, Denmark; phone (45-33) 97-2406; fax (45-33) 97-2402; email miljoe@sid.dk

*Food Security: Factors that Could Affect Progress toward Meeting World Food Summit Goals, 1999* U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO). Reviews outcome of 1996 World Food Summit. Identifies factors influencing developing countries' potential to fulfill food security goals. Discusses trade, food prices and grain reserves; emergency and non-emergency food aid; role of violent conflict; increasing agricultural production in developing countries; and more. 101 pp. Free. Contact U.S. GAO, P.O. Box 37050, Washington, DC 20013; phone (202) 512-6000; fax (202) 512-6061; website http://www.gao.gov

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