November 7, 1995
Resource Pointer #55
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Food Fight: Community Action to Build Local & Global
Food Security, 1995.* OXFAM-Canada. Reviews and assesses
food security across Canada and examines causes of food
insecurity. Describes efforts to improve local and
regional food production and access including community
kitchens, food co-ops, community gardens, loan circles,
farmers' markets and community supported agriculture
(CSA) programs. Reports activities of Canadian citizens'
groups promoting food security, community economic
development, sustainable agriculture and related issues.
55 pp. Canada$5. OXFAM-Canada, 294 Albert Street, Suite
300, Ottawa, ON, K1P 6E6, Canada; phone (613) 237-5236;
fax (613) 237-0524; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The Food System: A Guide, 1995.* Geoff Tansey and Tony
Worsley. Examines global food system in terms of
biological, cultural, economic and political forces, and
investigates how food system of industrial countries
alters and subsumes developing countries' food systems.
Discusses history of major modern crops; describes key
food production actors, including farmers, workers,
traders, processors and consumers; reviews food law and
policy; and looks at ways to make food system
sustainable, safe, nutritious and equitable. Includes
discussions of alternative and conventional agriculture,
and looks at policies that influence crop protection
practices. 224 pp. US$24.95. Island Press, Box 7, 24850
East Lane, Covelo, CA 95428; phone (707) 983-6432; fax
(707) 983-6414; email email@example.com.
*Ecodecision: Environment and Policy Magazine, No. 18,
Autumn 1995.* Quarterly periodical of analysis and
debate related to environmental policy and science. This
issue focuses on world food security, including articles
examining sustainable agriculture, pesticides,
biotechnology, farmworkers, global food trade, dryland
agriculture, irrigation and population growth.
Subscription rates: Individuals -- Canada$59;
corporations -- Canada$100. Ecodecision, Subscription
Department, 276 rue Saint-Jacques Ouest, bureau 924;
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1N3, Canada; phone (514) 284-3043;
fax (514) 284-3045.
*D.E.E.P.: Development Education Exchange Papers,
September 1995.* (English, French and Spanish). United
Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Periodically published series reviews documents and
projects related to agricultural and rural development.
September issue examines food security and discusses
extent to which improvements in the South depend on
decisions made in the North. Gives brief case studies
relating to food security, including agricultural trade
in the Philippines and East Asia, regional food security
in Southern Africa, food aid in Ethiopia and structural
adjustment in Zimbabwe. Free of charge to NGOs and
agencies working with NGOs. DEEP, Office for External
Relations, FAO, Viale delle Terme de Caracalla, 00100
Rome, Italy; phone (396) 522 55106; fax (396) 522 55784;
*Hunger Notes, Vol. 21., No. 1, Summer 1995.* Quarterly
periodical published by World Hunger Education Service.
This issue discusses findings of International Fund for
Agricultural Development (IFAD) Rapid External
Assessment Team, which visited IFAD sites and recommends
changes regarding interactions with cooperating
institutions, supervision of projects, project
selection, strategic policies and cost-effectiveness.
Single copy -- US$5. Subscription rates: Individual,
U.S. -- US$18; individual, all other countries -- US$24;
library/institutions, U.S. -- US$45;
library/institutions, all other countries -- US$51.
World Hunger Education Service, P.O. Box 29056,
Washington, DC 20017; phone (202) 298-9503.
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