Resource Pointer #96
September 11, 1996
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Delinking Credit from Pesticide Use: Study on the Asian
Development Bank, 1996.* Ginette Garcia. Analyzes ways
in which the policies of the Asian Development Bank
(ADB), borrowing countries and rural financial
institutions link agricultural credit to pesticide use
in Asia. Appendix includes ADB operations manuals on
selection and use of pesticides by bank projects and
implementation of IPM projects with ADB funds. 33 pp.
Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural
Development (ANGOC), P.O. Box 3107 QCCPO 1103, Quezon
City, Metro Manila, Philippines; phone (63-2) 815-3033;
fax (63-2) 815-1198; email email@example.com.
*Concentration in Agriculture: A Report of the USDA
Advisory Committee on Agricultural Concentration, 1996.*
Examines corporate concentration in livestock, poultry
and meat industries in U.S. and discusses views of
farmers, processors and government and academic studies.
Discusses levels of concentration and problems with
various forms of concentration, and presents
recommendations for improving these industries. 38 pp.
No charge. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural
Marketing Service, Information Staff, P.O. Box 96456,
Washington, DC 20090-6456; phone (202) 720-8998; fax
*New Roots: Institutionalizing Environmental Management
in Africa, 1995.* Clement Dorm-Adzobu. Describes
environmental institutions, management and planning
processes in Sub-Saharan African countries. Presents
policy recommendations for insuring that environmental
planning leads to actual improvement, including that
NGOs and local institutions be involved; political and
donor commitment to the objectives be prioritized; and
agendas for implementing plans be clearly articulated.
57 pp. US$14.95. World Resources Institute Publications,
P.O. Box 4852, Hampden Station, Baltimore, MD 21211;
phone (410) 516-6963 or toll free (800) 822-0504; email
*The Market Tells Them So: The World Bank and Economic
Fundamentalism in Africa, 1995.* John Mihevc. Presents
critiques of World Bank and structural adjustment
policies from perspective churches and social movements
in Africa. Describes how Bank policies hurt poor people
disproportionately and argues that these policies
reflect a fundamentalist faith in free markets that
excludes all other options from development decisions.
Examines the African debt crisis, effects of structural
adjustment on environment, problems with biotechnology
in Africa and the response of African churches to these
problems. 313 pp. Third World Network, 228 Macalister
Road, 10400 Penang, Malaysia; phone (60-4) 366728; fax
(60-4) 364505; email TWN@igc.apc.org.
*Survey of Ecological Economics, 1995*. Rajaram
Krishnan, Jonathan Harris and Neva Goodwin, eds.
Provides overview of ecological economics and surveys
literature on this topic. Presents summaries of 95
scholarly articles deemed critical to the field of
ecological economics, including analyses of sustainable
development, free trade, energy consumption, ethical
issues and theoretical foundations. 384 pp. US$24.95.
Island Press, 24850 East Lane, P.O. Box 7, Covelo, CA
95428; phone (707) 983-6432; fax (707) 983-6414; email
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