PANNA: Resource Pointer #228


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Resource Pointer #228
December 15, 1999

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

*Pesticide Monitor, March 1999 -- Women: Knowledge to Feed the World * Quarterly journal published by PAN Asia and the Pacific (PANAP). March 1999 issue features women's agricultural knowledge, with reports on pilot studies sponsored by PANAP and other groups in Pakistan and India. Includes overview of PANAP's programs on effects of pesticides and globalization on women. March 1999 issue also contains Annual Report for 1998, covering publications and activities such as Community Pesticide Action Kit, new Pesticide Database, study of Pesticides and Credit, and more. 40 pp. Subscriptions US$10 individuals, US$15 NGOs, US$30 universities, US$100 businesses. Contact PANAP, P.O. Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (604) 6570271 or 6560381; fax (604) 6577445; email panap@panap.po.my; website http://www.poptel.org.uk/panap/

*Women Resist Globalization, Assert Women's Rights, 1999* Proceedings of November 1998 Third International Women's Conference Against Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Agreement, organized by PAN Asia and the Pacific (PANAP) and other groups. Provides workshop reports on land, food security and sustainable agriculture; indigenous women rejecting globalization; health, reproductive rights and globalization; and more. Appendices include international organizers' contact list plus press clips on conference. Comes with conference poster. 54 pp. US$7. Contact PAN Asia Pacific, P.O. Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (604) 657-0271 or (604) 656-0381; fax (604) 657-7445; email panap@panap.po.my; website http://www.poptel.org.uk/panap

*Women's Information Services and Networks: a Global Source Book, 1999* International Information Centre and Archives for the Women's Movement (IIAV). Provides contact information and description of women's resource centers, groups and services in 78 countries. Also includes essays on women's networks in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. Contains annotated bibliography plus information on web resources. 176 pp. Netherlands$35. Contact Royal Tropical Institute, Mauritskade 63, P.O. Box 95001, 1090 HA Amsterdam, The Netherlands; phone (31 20) 5688711; fax (31 20) 5688286; email t.klees@kit.nl

*Women and IPM: Crop Protection Practices and Strategies, 1999* Elske van de Fliert and Jet Proost, eds. Presents practical lessons on women's roles in crop protection and ways to increase their access to information on integrated pest management (IPM). Explores interrelationships among social structures, power relations, and economic changes such as privatization of farm services. Chapters cover case studies from Bhutan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Russia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Tanzania and Ghana. 107 pp. Netherlands$29. Contact Royal Tropical Institute, Mauritskade 63, P.O. Box 95001, 1090 HA Amsterdam, The Netherlands; phone (31 20) 5688711; fax (31 20) 5688286; email t.klees@kit.nl

*Organic Cotton: Working toward Sustainable Agriculture, 1999* Video produced by PANNA. Promotes production and marketing of organic cotton throughout the Americas. Combines examples of experiences growing and producing organic cotton in Peru's Cañete Valley with examples of growing interest in organic cotton manufacturing and consumption in Northern countries. Appropriate for use by farm and consumer groups as well as by retailers and manufacturers concerned about heavy use of pesticides in conventional cotton. Available in English and Spanish. 7 minutes. US$10. Contact PANNA, 49 Powell St., Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94102; phone (415) 981-1771; fax (415) 981-1991; email panna@panna.org; website http://www.panna.org


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