PANNA: Resource Pointer #223


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Resource Pointer #223
October 18, 1999

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

*Réglementation des pesticides chimiques dangereux au Bénin, 1999* Organisation Béninoise pour la Promotion de l'Agriculture Biologique (OBEPAB). Provides basic information on agriculture and pesticide use in Benin. Lists highly toxic pesticides used on crops in Benin, with emphasis on pesticide-intensive cotton production. Reviews implementation of Prior Informed Consent Convention, presence of obsolete pesticide stocks, cases of pesticide poisoning, and more. 24 pp. French. US$5 institutions and individuals in the South; US$10 in the North. Contact Pesticide Action Network - Africa, P.O. Box 15938, Dakar-Fann, Senegal; phone/fax (221) 8254914; email panafric@telecomplus.sn, website http://panafric.webjump.com/

*Regulation of Dangerous Pesticides in Zimbabwe, 1999* S. Musiyandaka and F. Nyakanda. Provides overview of agriculture, land distribution and pesticide use in Zimbabwe. Reviews regulations governing import, export, sale and distribution of pesticides; describes symbols used in pesticide labeling system; discusses implementation of Prior Informed Consent Convention; and lists obsolete pesticide stocks in Zimbabwe. 16 pp. US$5 institutions and individuals in the South; US$10 in the North. Contact Pesticide Action Network - Africa, P.O. Box 15938, Dakar-Fann, Senegal; phone/fax (221) 8254914; email panafric@telecomplus.sn, website http://panafric.webjump.com/

*Réglementation des pesticides dangereux au Cameroun, 1999* Appolinaire Etono Ngah. Provides overview of pesticide use on principal crops in Cameroon. Reviews import, export, sale and distribution of pesticides; stocks of obsolete pesticides; and possible strategies for reducing pesticide use. Author notes that integrated pest management (IPM) options have received minimal attention in Cameroon. Appendices list principal pests and diseases attacking crops in Cameroon; yearly data on pesticide imports; pesticides approved for use in Cameroun; and more. 24 pp. French. US$5 institutions and individuals in the South; US$10 in the North. Contact Pesticide Action Network - Africa, P.O. Box 15938, Dakar-Fann, Senegal; phone/fax (221) 8254914; email panafric@telecomplus.sn, website http://panafric.webjump.com/

*Pesticides and Alternatives* Trimesterly magazine published in English and French by PAN Africa. Covers pesticide and sustainable agriculture issues worldwide, with emphasis on Africa. May issue includes articles about indiscriminate pesticide use in Uganda; pesticide poisonings in Chad; future prospects for organic farming in Africa; popular resistance to genetic engineering; and updates on Montreal Protocol implementation. For subscription information contact Pesticide Action Network - Africa, P.O. Box 15938, Dakar-Fann, Senegal; phone/fax (221) 8254914; email panafric@telecomplus.sn, website http://panafric.webjump.com/

*PAN Africa Website* http://panafric.webjump.com/ New website providing information on PAN Africa's resources and activities. Includes description of PAN Africa's Resource Center on pesticides, integrated pest management (IPM) and sustainable agriculture plus list of PAN Africa's publications. Also provides information on upcoming 5th PAN International conference, planned for May 2000 in Dakar, Senegal. Contact Pesticide Action Network - Africa, P.O. Box 15938, Dakar-Fann, Senegal; phone/fax (221) 8254914; email panafric@telecomplus.sn


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