Resource Pointer #77
April 24, 1996
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*1995 PANUPS Readers Survey Results.* Thanks to everyone who
responded to our 1995 Survey! More than 220 people from 25
countries responded. Based on the survey, PANNA estimates
that over 4000 people read PANUPS each week. Respondents
included scientists, farmers, activists, agricultural
extension agents, government regulators, people in academia
and others (most people identified themselves with more than
one occupation). Many readers redistribute PANUPS by
including them in newsletters, passing them on to other email
lists, or sharing them with colleagues and friends -- average
subscriber shares PANUPS with 4.7 others. Approximately 30%
of respondents were from outside the U.S., representing
Africa, Asia, Europe, Canada and Mexico. Contact PANNA with
questions or additional survey responses.
*AGROW Reports: Crop Protection in Latin America, 1996.*
Dr. G. Goulston. Presents agrochemical industry
perspective on agricultural production, agrochemical
markets and overall economies of Mexico, Central America
and South America. Discusses potential economic and
agricultural trends in Latin America, and identifies
crops and countries that may increase demand for
agrochemicals in the near future. Provides brief
descriptions of international trade agreements affecting
Latin America and describes activities of major
transnational agrochemical companies with significant
sales in the region. 146 pp. US$620. PharmaBooks Ltd.,
1775 Broadway, Suite 511, New York, NY 10019; phone
(212) 262-8230; fax (212) 262-8234.
*Al Suave con los Plaguicidas, No. 1, December 1995.*
(Spanish). Proyecto de Plaguicidas y Alternativas (PPA)
de Centro America and PAN Nicaragua. New periodical
focuses on Central American pesticide and sustainable
agriculture news. December issue includes information
about alternatives to methyl bromide, uses of neem tree
oil and an agroecological study in Nicaragua, as well as
updates regarding pesticide policy in Belize, Costa
Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama.
Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Programa de
Investigacion y Docencia en Medio Ambiente, PIMA-UNI,
Managua, Nicaragua; phone 505-2-781462; fax 505-2-673709
or 505-2-781463; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Agricultura Organica, Vol. 1, No. 2, August 1995.*
(Spanish). Asociacion Cubana de Agricultura Organica.
Quarterly periodical provides general information about
basic organic practices and organic agriculture news in
Cuba. August issue focuses on the benefits of organic
compared to conventional practices and includes articles
about beneficial insects and biological control of
pests. Oficina de Redaccion, Tulipan 1011 e/Loma y 47,
Apdo. Postal 6236, Codigo Postal 10600, Nuevo Vedado, La
Habana, Cuba; email email@example.com.
*The World Bank: A Tale of Power, Plunder and
Resistance, 1995.* Alec Dubro and Mike Konopacki.
Presents brief history of World Bank and International
Monetary Fund (IMF) in comic book format, focusing on
their abuses and institutional flaws. States that World
Bank and IMF create poverty and despoil developing
countries, and calls for their dissolution. 32 pp.
US$2.95. Public Services International, B.P. 9, F-01211
Ferney-Voltaire Cedex, France; phone (33) 50406464; fax
(33) 50407320; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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