PANNA: Resource Pointer #292 (Conferences)


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Resource Pointer #292
September 16, 2002

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

*Ecolabels and the Greening of the Food Market* November 7-9, 2002. Boston, MA. Sponsored by Tufts University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Conference will address issues surrounding agricultural product labels, such as “certified organic.” Intended for food companies, academics, policy makers and environmental, consumer interest, certification and market research groups. Session topics include effectiveness and credibility of ecolables, domestic and international policy issues and labels related to social justice. Registration fees: US$125 before October 23, US$50 for students, free for Tufts students. Contact Ecolabels Conference, Conference Bureau, 108 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155 fax (617) 627-3856;; Web site

*5th Conference on Organic Agriculture* May 27-30, 2003. Havana International Conference Center, Cuba. Sponsored by Cuban Association of Agriculture and Forestal Technicians. Forum topics include organic trade and food sovereignty, pesticides and health, urban agriculture, appropriate sustainable technologies and integrating production systems. Conference symposiums, panel discussions, workshop topics and product exhibitions will all be conducted in Spanish (translations available for main sessions only). For information on presenting work, contact Eduado Martinez Oliva, email Registration fees: US$200 for delegates, US$50 for companions to delegates. To register, contact Violeta Rodríguez; phone 537 2260 11 al 19 ext. 1504; fax 537 2028382 / 2087986 / 2083470; email

*Pesticides in Non-target Agricultural Environments: Environmental and Economic Implications* January 21-23, 2003. Cape Town, South Africa. Conference will assess the health effects of unintended exposure to agricultural pesticides–through pesticide drift, overspray or run-off, etc–and discuss strategies for risk management and the economic implications of pesticides in non-target terrestrial and aquatic environments. Main topics include monitoring pesticide exposure, ecotoxicological effects, risk assessment policies and links between production processes and consumer needs. Registration deadline is November 1. Cost is approximately US$145 (US$120 for students). Contact Conference Organisers, Freshwater Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town, Rhodes Gift, 7701, South Africa; phone (27-21) 650 3638; fax (27-21) 650 3301; email

*3rd MIM Pan-African Conference on Malaria* November 17-22, 2002. Arusha, Tanzania. Sponsored by Multilateral Initiative on Malaria. Conference will focus on scientific progress and potential in malaria research with the aim of promoting the exchange of scientific ideas within Africa. Session topics will cover mechanisms for linking scientific research and malaria control activities. Includes presentations by malaria experts, symposia and daily poster sessions. Report from 1999 conference is available at Contact Martin Alilio, MIM, FIC, NIH, 31 Center Drive MSC 2220, Room B2C39, Bethesda, MD 20892; fax (301) 402-2056; email; Web site

*Creating Funding Partnerships for California Native Plant Projects* October 20-21, 2002. Oakland, CA. Sponsored by California Native Plant Society. Meeting between non-profits, businesses and government agencies interested in pollution prevention, water conservation, pesticide use reduction, and increasing the use of California native plants. Speaker and session topics include ecological history of San Francisco Bay area and landscaping and home garden with native species. US$20. Contact Kathy Kramer, CNPS Conference, 1718 Hillcrest Road, San Pablo, CA, 94806; phone (510) 236-9558, email

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