Resource Pointer #124
April 28, 1997
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Consolidating the Commodity Chain: Organic Farming and
Agribusiness in Northern California, 1996.* Daniel Buck,
Christina Getz and Julie Guthman. Examines Northern
California produce industry, focusing on recent market
growth, trends in production and trends in marketing.
Explores appropriation of organic agriculture by
conventional agribusiness, and describes ways organic
farming does and does not lend itself to conventional
models. Includes discussion of labor practices,
reviewing advantages and disadvantages for workers on
organic compared to conventional farms. 23 pp. US$6 plus
$3 shipping. Food First c/o Subterranean Company, Box
160, 265 S. 5th Street, Monroe, OR 97456; phone toll
free (800) 274-7826; fax (503) 847-6018.
*The Campesino a Campesino Movement: Farmer-Led,
Sustainable Agriculture in Central America and Mexico,
1996.* Eric Holt-Gimenez. Examines effectiveness of
farmer-led agricultural development in advancing
sustainable agriculture, especially as compared to
conventional top-down extension. Describes history of
camesino a campesino movement, analyzes its methodology
and discusses successful projects in Guatemala, Mexico,
and Nicaragua. 31 pp. US$4 plus $2 shipping. Food First
c/o Subterranean Company (see above).
*Successful Whole Farm Planning: Essential Elements
Recommended by the Great Lakes Basin Farm Planning
Network, 1996.* Loni Kemp, The Minnesota Project.
Describes whole farm planning -- a system for meeting
multiple economic, environmental and personal objectives
on individual farms. Discusses components of whole farm
planning and outlines a range of related systems being
implemented by farmers, including Holistic Resource
Management, the Ontario Environmental Farm Plan, the
Pennsylvania One Plan and organic farm plans. 18 pp. $5.
The Minnesota Project, 1885 University Ave. West, Suite
315, St. Paul, MN 55104; phone (612) 645-6159; fax (612)
645-1262; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Agroecological Lighthouse Around the World: Activities
and Impacts, 1996.* Sustainable Agriculture Networking
and Extension (SANE). Reports on SANE's efforts to
advance agroecological training and research in nine
participating countries (Cameroon, Cuba, El Salvador,
Loas, Mali, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, and Uganda).
Discusses history and mission of SANE, a project
sponsored by UN Development Program, and outlines
accomplishments in participating countries. Provides
contact information for collaborating NGO's in Asia,
Africa, and Latin America. 31 pp. Free. SANE, University
of California Berkeley, 201 Wellman, Berkeley, CA 94720;
phone (510) 642-9802; fax (510) 642-0875; email
*Leopold Center Progress Report: Summaries of 16
Research and Education Projects, 1997.* Leopold Center
for Sustainable Agriculture. Describes and briefly
evaluates 16 sustainable agriculture projects in Iowa,
stressing research in education, livestock, pest
management and water and soil quality. Presents
summaries of projects on a range of issues, including
sustainable home gardening practices, organic control of
sheep parasites, biological crop pest control and
effects of new agricultural practices on productivity
and water quality. 56 pp. Free. Leopold Center for
Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, 209
Curtis Hall, Ames, IA 50011; phone (515) 294-3711; fax
(515) 294-9696; email email@example.com.
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