PANNA: Resource Pointer #291 (Sustainable Farming)


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Resource Pointer #291
(Sustainable Farming)
September 9, 2002

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

*Fruits of Progress: Growing Sustainable Farming and Food Systems, 2002* Lori Ann Thrupp. Examines economic and ecological benefits of sustainable agriculture. Reviews current organic and other sustainable practices and identifies motivations and challenges to the sustainability movement. Includes case studies of several sustainable-farming specialist companies including Fetzer Vineyards, Lagner Ranches, Lundberg Family Farms, Small Planet Foods, more. 96 pages. US$20.00. Contact World Resources Institute, 10 G Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002; phone (202) 729-7600; fax (202) 729-7610; email; Web site

*American Journal of Alternative Agriculture* Quarterly peer-reviewed journal. CABI Publishing. Links science and practice of alternative agriculture worldwide. Addresses land management and energy use practices which balance needs for fiber and food with conservation of natural resources. Paper topics include conversion to organic farming, reforesting flood zones, agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sinks and soil quality in relation to crop productivity. Available in print and/or internet price packages; subscribe to both for US$120 for institutions or US$44 for individuals. In North America, contact CABI Publishing 10 East 40th Street, Suite 3203, New York, NY 10016; phone (800) 528-4841; fax (212) 686-7993; email; Web site Internationally, contact CABI Publishing, Wallingford, OXON OX10 8DE, UK; phone (44-14) 9183 2111; fax (44-14) 9182 9292; email; Web site

*Partnerships for Sustaining California Agriculture: Profit, Environment, and Community, 2001* Proceedings of the March 27-28, 2001 conference in Woodland, CA. David Chaney, Lyra Halpin and Eden Dabbs, eds. Provides general record of the conference, highlights major themes and reflects diversity of participant perspectives. Writen for policy makers, farmers and ranchers, agricultural researchers and potential project collaborators and funders. Includes research results on key components of biological farming systems. 288 pages. US$10.00. Contact UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Dcavis, CA 95616; phone (530) 752-7556; fax (530) 754-8550; email; Web site

*The New Farmers’ Market: Farm-Fresh Ideas for Producers, Managers & Communities, 2001* Vance Corum, Marcie Rosenzweig and Eric Gibson. Suggests produce and marketing strategies, promoting community-market involvement, and how to start, manage and promote markets. Includes information on insurance, customer feedback, booth materials (such as scales and packaging), more. 272 pages. US$24.95 plus shipping. Select chapters available free for download at Contact New World Publishing, 11543 Quartz Dr. #1, Auburn, CA 95602; phone (888) 281-5171; fax (530) 823-3886; email; Web site

*Wild Harvest: Farming for Wildlife and Profitability: A Report on Private Land Stewardship, 2002* California Wilderness Coalition. Discusses the economic benefits to wildlife conservation. Outlines a policy strategy to maximize potential resources and habitat conservation on private lands, while increasing profitability for California farmers. 110 pages. Download free at Contact California Wilderness Coalition, 2655 Portage Bay East, Suite 5, Davis, CA 95616; phone (530) 758-0380; fax (530) 758-0382; email; Web site

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