PANNA: Resource Pointer #207


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #207

May 12, 1999

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

*Gender Is Not a Sensitive Issue: Institutionalizing a gender-oriented participatory approach in Siavonga, Zambia* Christiane Frischmuth. Case study of agricultural extension program in Zambia. Examines gender relationships, taking into account that women comprise a large number of agricultural laborers yet are marginalized in society. Looks at adaptation of extension programs, including community-based gender discussion as part of the process. 19 pp. Contact International Institute for Environment and Development, The Bookshop, 3 Endleigh St., London WC1H 0DD, UK; phone (44-171) 388 2117; fax (44-171) 388 2826; email; web

*Dangerous Intersections: Feminist perspectives on population, environment and development, 1999* Jael Silliman and Ynestra King (eds.) Challenges belief that overpopulation in the developing world is the primary ecological threat. Essay topics include use and misuse of reproductive technology; the real impact of population growth on the environment; devastating effects of militarism and consumption; and worldwide movements for sovereignty and social justice. 284 pp. US$20. Contact South End Press, 7 Brookline St. #1, Cambridge, MA. 02139; phone (800) 533-8478; fax (617) 547-1333; email; web

*Making Change Strategies Work: Gender sensitive, client oriented livestock extension in Coast Province, Kenya, 1998* L. Maarse, et al. Case study examining effective technology transfer and farmer participation particularly by women. Focuses on organizational change in Kenyan extension agency with emphasis on project monitoring and evaluation, integration of gender issues and research-extension farmer linkages. 114 pp. Contact KIT Press, Mauristskade 63, P.O. Box 95001, 1090 HA Amsterdam, The Netherlands; phone (31-20) 5688 711; fax (31-20) 5688 286; email

*Harvesting Hope: Empowering Women in Pest Management, October 1998* Sarojeni V. Rengam. Examines women’s unique role in agriculture and their subsequent exposure to pesticides. Looks at benefits of IPM in relation to women. Highlights case study of Sungai Buaya in central Malaysia. 16 pp. PAN Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (60-4) 657 0271; fax (60-4) 657 7445; email; web

*La Mujer Es Para Que Guarde Las Semillas: Mujer y cambios en el sistema agrícola del Bajo Mayo. Tarapoto, San Martin, Peru, 1995* Martha Del Castillo Morey. Spanish. Looks at shift from migratory agricultural practices in the Peruvian Amazon to sedentary agriculture. Examines women’s participation in all aspects of cultivation. Provides statistical information as well as testimonials of women working in the region. 57 pp. Contact Red de Acción en Alternativas al uso de Agroquímicos (RAAA), Mariscol Miller No. 2622, Lince, Lima, Peru; phone/fax (51-14) 404 359; email

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