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*Food Security in South Asia: Enhancing Community Capacity to Generate Knowledge and Influence Policy, 2002* A compilation of abstracts of grassroots research on agricultural biodiversity intended to inform policy-makers concerned with food security. Refutes assertions of traditional knowledge and agricultural practices as being unscientific by presenting the procedural practices and experimental development of traditional agriculture. 74 pages. Contact UBINIG, Policy Research for Development Alternatives, 5/3 Barabo Mahanpur, Ring Road, Shaymoli, Dhaka -- 1207, Bangladesh; phone (88 2) 811-1465; fax (88 2) 811-3065; email email@example.com; Web site http://membres.lycos.fr/ubinig/.
*Organic Agriculture and Food Security, 2002* Gunnar Rundgren, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM). Identifies numerous causes of failed food security and the current and potential role of organic agriculture to increase food security. Case Studies from the Global South demonstrate this link. 20 pages. Euro €9. Contact IFOAM c/o Ökozentrum Imsbach, D-66636 Tholey-Theley, Germany; phone (49 6853) 919 890; fax (49 6853) 919 899; email HeadOffice@ifoam.org; Web site http://www.ifoam.org/.
*Sustainable Food Security for All by 2020: Proceedings of an International Conference, September 4-6, 2001, 2002* International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Identifies current factors inhibiting food security and outlines a plan for its' achievement. Examines solutions that have failed in the past and incorporates those lessons in policy suggestions. Discusses the role of economics, governments, international organizations, trade, globalization, and climate change in developing new approaches to overcome food insecurity. 296 pages. Available for free download at: http://www.ifpri.org/pubs/books/2020conpro.htm or as free hardcopy. Contact IFPRI, 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-1002; phone (202) 862-5600; fax (202) 467-4439; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.ifpri.org/.
*Food Sovereignty: On the Centenary of a Famine, 2001 and Food Sovereignty II: 27 Modest Proposals for the World Food Summit, 2002* ETC Group. The first examines the history of declining food security and sovereignty prior to the meeting of the World Food Summit in 1996, focusing on the period between 1896 and 1902, when international commodity trade spurred a decline in food security and a famine in colonized nations. The second responds to the outcome of the World Food Summit with a list of 27 steps to be implemented by governments and international organizations to improve food security and sovereignty. 17 pages total. Available for free download at: http://www.etcgroup.org/search.asp?type=genotype. Contact ETC Group, 478 River Avenue, Suite 200, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0C8, Canada; phone (204) 453-5259; fax (204) 284-7871; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.etcgroup.org/.