PANNA: Resource Pointer #324 (Sustainable Rural Development)


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Resource Pointer #324 (Sustainable Rural Development)
June 11, 2003

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

*Ancient Roots, New Shoots: Endogenous Development in Practice, 2003*
Bertus Haverkort, Katrien van ‘t Hooft and Wim Hiemstra (editors). Provides a historical perspective of indigenous culture and knowledge systems throughout the world and a description of the endogenous development approach, or development based on the values and dynamics of local populations and the resources available in a particular area. Case studies document the mechanisms of endogenous development and various pre-existing factors. 264 pages. Available for free download at: or as a book for US$25. Contact Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London, N1 9JF, phone (44 0207) 837-4014; fax (44 0207) 833-3960; email; Web site

*LEISA Magazine* LEISA Magazine* Published quarterly by the Centre for Information on Low External Input and Sustainable Agriculture (ILEIA). Provides information on low external input sustainable agriculture in developing countries. Includes such topics as agro-ecology, use of local resources, indigenous knowledge, participatory learning, social justice, and cultural integrity. Provides book and website reviews. Subscriptions for print versions of the magazine are available for US$25. The electronic versions of the Magazine issues are available for free at Contact Centre for Information on Low External Input and Sustainable Agriculture (ILEIA), PO Box 2067, 3800 CB Amersfoort, The Netherlands; phone (31 033) 4673870, fax (31 033) 4632410; email; Web site

*Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the 21st Century . . . and Were Afraid to Ask! CD-Rom, 2002* Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC) Group. Includes several ETC Group publications incorporating recent research and analysis of the socio-economic impact of new technologies on rural societies. Covers a wide range of technological issues including biotechnology, nanotechnology, and biopiracy. Available free excluding shipping and handling costs. Contact ETC Group Publications, P.O. Box 68016, RPO Osborne, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2V9, Canada; phone (204) 453-5259; fax (204) 284-7871; email; Web site

*Agroweb Web site* Serves to unite a network of websites dedicated to agricultural rural development in Central and Eastern Europe. Provides information on the ministries, information centers, libraries, research institutes, education and non-governmental organizations dealing with agriculture. Contact International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD).

*The Invisible Fist: Development Policy Meets the World, 2002* GroundWork and Friends of the Earth International (FOEI). Describes South Africa’s development strategy and the influence of transnational corporations (TNCs). Discusses factors necessary to achieve sustainable development. The first in a series of five booklets discussing South African development in the wake of globalization. 20 pages. Available for free download at Contact GroundWork, P.O. Box 2375, Pietermaritzburg, 3200, South Africa; phone (27 33) 342-5662; fax (27 33) 342 5665; email; Web site

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