PANNA: Resource Pointer #286 (Alternatives to Methyl Bromide)


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Resource Pointer #286
Alternatives to Methyl Bromide
July 31, 2002

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

*Sourcebook of Technologies for Protecting the Ozone Layer: Alternatives to Methyl Bromide, 2001* Melanie Miller, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). A sourcebook with extensive technical descriptions of the range of methyl bromide alternatives. Offers techniques for controlling pests in soils, commodities and structures. 316 pages. Contact UNEP, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Energy and OzoneAction Unit, Tour Mirabeau, 39-43 Quai Andre Citroen, Paris 75739 Cedex 15, France; phone (33-1) 4437 1450; fax (33-1) 4437 1474; email ozonaction@unep.fr; Web site http://www.uneptie.org/ozonAction/.

*Global report on validated alternatives to the use of methyl bromide for soil fumigation, 2001* R. Labrada and L. Fornasari, eds., United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Provides information on successful alternatives to Methyl Bromide (MeBr) in various regions throughout the world where MeBr is being phased out, including Latin America, North America, Southern Europe, Asia and Africa. Includes elements on technical and economic success of alternatives to assist agricultural researchers with further studies. 95 pages. Available free at http://www.uneptie.org/ozonAction/. Contact UNEP, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Energy and OzoneAction Unit, Tour Mirabeau, 39-43 Quai Andre Citroen, Paris 75739 Cedex 15, France; phone (33-1) 4437 1450; fax (33-1) 4437 1474; email ozonaction@unep.fr; Web site http://www.uneptie.org/ozonAction/.

*Manual for training of extension workers and farmers: Alternatives to methyl bromide for soil fumigation, 2001* R. Braga, et al., United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Outlines integrated pest management (IPM) training, emphasizing the replacement of methyl bromide (MeBr) as a soil fumigant. Provides guidance on developing Train-the-Trainer courses and Farmer Field Schools where farmers learn to adapt and improve these replacement technologies. 76 pages. Available free at http://www.uneptie.org/ozonAction. Contact UNEP, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Energy and OzoneAction Unit, Tour Mirabeau, 39-43 Quai Andre Citroen, Paris 75739 Cedex 15, France; phone (33-1) 4437 1450; fax (33-1) 4437 1474; email ozonaction@unep.fr; Web site http://www.uneptie.org/ozonAction/.

*Floriculture and the Environment: Growing Flowers without Methyl Bromide, 2001* Marta Pizano, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Outlines how to eliminate the use of Methyl Bromide (MeBr) from commercial cut flower production. Covers various techniques of integrated pest management (IPM) including steam sterilization, composting, and soil-less substrates as ways to replace MeBr. Includes a discussion of several demonstration and investment projects around the world. 124 pages. Available free at http://www.uneptie.org/ozonAction. Contact UNEP, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Energy and OzoneAction Unit, Tour Mirabeau, 39-43 Quai Andre Citroen, Paris 75739 Cedex 15, France; phone (33-1) 4437 1450; fax (33-1) 4437 1474; email ozonaction@unep.fr; Web site http://www.uneptie.org/ozonAction/.

*Phasing-Out Methyl Bromide in Ethiopia, Experience and Perspective; Proceedings of a workshop held on June 21, 2001, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2001* Compiled by Dr. Fisseha Itanna, Environmental Development Action-Ethiopia (ENDA). Covers the proceedings of a conference organized by the United Nations Environmental Programme, National Ozone Unit and ENDA. Includes papers on ozone layer chemistry, international protection agencies' involvement, Ethiopia's involvement in phasing-out methyl bromide, existing alternative pest management technologies, and a list of participants. 47 pages. Contact ENDA, P.O. Box 278, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; phone (251-1) 51 21 86; fax (251-1) 51 45 80.

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