PANNA: Resource Pointer #239


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Resource Pointer #239
August 10, 2000

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

*Changing Acres: Sustainable Agriculture Country Profiles--Korea, 1999* Kim Jai Ok. Overview of Korean agricultural sector. Discusses sustainable agriculture as presented at June 1999 NGO Global Forum in Rio de Janeiro. Includes chapters on biophysical characteristics, socio-economic background of Korean agricultural sector, government involvement, agricultural production, impacts of land use and agrochemical use and background and challenges for sustainable agriculture. Produced by Pesticide Action Network--Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM). 40 pp. US$3.50. Contact PAN AP, P.O. Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (604) 657-0271 or 656-0381; fax (604) 657-7445; email panap@panap.po.my; Web site http://www.poptel.org.uk.panap/.

*Changing Acres: Sustainable Agriculture Case Studies--The Indigenous Agricultural Practices of Dolok Mariyah: A survey of three generations, 1996* Sebastian Eliyas Saragih. Focuses on agroforestry management in village in North Sumatra province, Indonesia. Discusses village history; ceremonies related to agriculture; social, calendar, forest clearing and cultivation systems; and traditional agricultural beliefs, symbols and ceremonies. 24 pp. US$3.50. Contact Pesticide Action Network--Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (604) 657-0271 or 656-0381; fax (604) 657-7445; email panap@panap.po.my; Web site http://www.poptel.org.uk.panap/.

*Changing Acres: Sustainable Agriculture Case Studies--The Farm of K. Murugesan, 1996* Dr. Anne Victoria and Mr. Mariaselvam. Assesses sustainability of farm in Pudukkottai District in Southern Tamilnadu, India. Evaluates farm's technical, economic, social and ecological viability. Sources of data include farmer's diary, interview's with farmer's family and discussions with local farmers' group. 31 pp. US$3.50. Contact Pesticide Action Network--Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (604) 657-0271 or 656-0381; fax (604) 657-7445; email panap@panap.po.my; Web site http://www.poptel.org.uk.panap/.

*Breaking the Silence! Plantations & Pesticides, 1998* Gregg Strong. One of ten Community-Pesticide Action Kits. Uses cartoons, games and drama to encourage awareness of pesticide use in rural Asian communities, and to promote collective action to address issues related to pesticide use. Discusses health effects of pesticides, the effects of plantations on local communities, citizen rights and how to take action and monitor pesticide use. Includes questions for readers at end of each section. 76 pp. US$7. Contact Pesticide Action Network--Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (604) 657-0271 or 656-0381; fax (604) 657-7445; email panap@panap.po.my; Web site http://www.poptel.org.uk.panap/.

*Profiting from Poison: The Pesticides Industry, 1999* Devlin M. Kuyek. One of ten Community-Pesticide Action Kits. Discusses basics of food system, pesticides market, pesticides industry, genetic engineering, monopoly control of food system, control of information and globalization and pesticides. Also includes chapter on community based-monitoring, as well as questions for readers at end of each section. 61 pp. US$7. Contact Pesticide Action Network--Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (604) 657-0271 or 656-0381; fax (604) 657-7445; email panap@panap.po.my; Web site http://www.poptel.org.uk.panap/.

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