Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
Resource Pointer #262
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*The Global Forum on Food Sovereignty* September 3-7, 2001. Havana, Cuba. Building from a critique of the use of food as an instrument of oppression in neoliberal economic policy, this international forum will seek to create and strengthen strategic alliances between local communities, food-sovereignty-, economic-, health-, and environmental-activists in the global South. Themes include access to food and the means of production; global trade and food security; sustainable food systems and natural resource management; genetically modified organisms and intellectual property; nutrition; and the cultural diversity of food. Register immediately. Contact Gilberto Zayas Pérez, Calle I #206, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución, Ciudad Habana, Cuba; phone (53-7) 32-0268; fax (53-7) 32-8586; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Partnerships in Communities: Reweaving the Fabric of Rural America* Jean Richardson. Presents lessons from sustainable rural community development projects. Synthesizes specific local examples into a broad and dynamic framework for rural development. Looks beyond the economic strength of the United States to its “threadbare rural fabric,” providing means for understanding this rural crisis and suggestions for building a way out of it. Applies a systems approach, rather than focusing strictly on commodities. US$25. Contact Island Press, 1718 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington DC 20009-1148; phone (202) 232-7933; fax (202) 234-1328; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.islandpress.org.
*Changing the Way America Farms: Knowledge and Community in the Sustainable Agriculture Movement* Neva Hassanein. Discusses the knowledge-sharing systems developed by practitioners of sustainable agriculture. Draws widely-applicable lessons about effective networking for groups involved in sustainable agriculture based on detailed analyses of two Wisconsin organizations’ experiences. Focuses on the ways that community-based, local knowledge production and skill-sharing correct for some of the major failings of institutional science. Emphasizes democratization and the creation of ecologically, socially, and economically progressive forms of agriculture. US$29.95. Contact University of Nebraska Press, 233 North 8th Street, Lincoln NE 68588-0255; phone (402) 472-3584; fax (402) 472-6214; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu.
*Sustainable Agriculture: Making Money, Making Sense* Kristen Corselius, Suzanne Wisniewski, and Mark Ritchie of The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. Analyzes the profitability of various sustainable agricultural practices such as crop rotation, integrated pest management, low external input farming, organic farming, rotational grazing, conservation tillage, and the use of cover crops. Compares sustainable systems to conventional agriculture, providing a concise overview of existing comparative studies. Available free online at http://www.iatp.org. Contact Fires of Hope, 2121 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington DC 20037; phone (202) 331-0771; fax (202) 331-9420; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.firesofhope.org.
*Good farming, healthy communities: strengthening regional sustainable agriculture sectors and local food systems* Raquel Pinderhughes and Joshua Miner. Describes how people can build linkages between small-scale farmers and consumers in their region, with a focus on providing urban consumers with opportunities to purchase food directly from farmers. Presents lessons learned from observing a variety of programs based in Berkeley, California. US$7. Contact San Francisco State University Urban Studies Program, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco CA 94132; phone (415) 338-1178; fax (415) 338-2391; email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; Web site http://bss.sfsu.edu/urbs/Default.htm.
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