Resource Pointer #164
May 7, 1998
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Job Announcement: Organizer.* Pesticide Watch Education
Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing
pesticide use in California, seeks organizers for
offices in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Primary
responsibilities include community organizing, coalition
building, media work, and fundraising. The organizer
will also serve as a regional coordinator for
Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR), a statewide
coalition of 90 organizations dedicated to eliminating
use of most hazardous pesticides in the state. Salary:
17-22K plus benefits. To apply, send cover letter and
resume to Gregg Small at 450 Geary Street, Suite 500,
San Francisco, CA 94102. For complete job description,
contact Gregg Small, phone 415-292-1488, email
*Pesticide Problems in Nicaragua and Guatemala, and
Opportunities for their Reduction, 1998.* A Report to
Danida by the Identification Mission for Integration of
the Pesticide Issue in the Agriculture and Environment
Sectoral Programs for Nicaragua and the Central American
Region. Presents profile of past, current and projected
pesticide use patterns in Nicaragua and Guatemala.
Describes agricultural production trends in these
countries, pesticide use by producer group and crops,
and problems caused by pesticides in the region.
Examines major actors and institutions shaping pesticide
issues, including market forces, government programs,
civil society and international agreements. Analyzes
current initiatives to address pesticide problems. 115
pp. For cost and ordering information, contact Danida,
Danish International Development Assistance, 2, Asiatisk
Plads, DK-1448, Copenhagen K, Denmark; phone (45) 33 92
00 00; fax (45) 31 54 05 33.
*Plaguicidas en America Latina: Participacion Ciudadana
en Politicas para Reducir Uso de Plaguicidas, 1997.*
(Spanish). Luis Gomero and Erika Rosenthal, eds.
Discusses pesticide problems in Latin America and
examines various citizen initiatives to reform pesticide
use. Describes case studies aimed at illustrating how to
develop mechanisms for encouraging citizen participation
and advancing alternatives to pesticides. 464 pp. For
cost and ordering information, contact La Red de Accion
en Plaguicidas y sus Alternativas para America Latina
(RAP-AL), Mariscal Miller 2622, Lince, Apartado Postal
11-0581, Lima, Peru; phone (51-1) 421-0826; fax (51-1)
440-4359; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*La Agricultura Organica en Costa Rica, 1998.*
(Spanish). Jaime Garcia. Describes organic agriculture
in Costa Rica, including acreage in organic production,
productivity and potential. Discusses barriers to wider
adoption of organic techniques, and recommends actions
that could be taken to promote organic agricultre in
Costa Rica. Provides text of Costa Rican organic law. 99
pp. For cost and ordering information, contact Editorial
Universidad Estatal a Distancia (EUNED), Poloservicios
Garza, S.A., Apartado Postal 12356, 100-San Jose, Costa
*Guia Fotografica para la Identificacion de Plantas con
Propiedades Plaguicidas, 1996.* (Spanish). Arling
Sabillon and Mario Bustamente. Presents photographs and
brief descriptions of plants with pesticidal properties.
Discusses habitat, identification, preparation of
pesticidal mixtures and uses. 110 pp. For cost and
ordering information, contact Zamorano Escuela Agricola
Panamericana, Libreria, Apartado 93, Tegucigalpa,
Honduras; phone (31) 5237; fax (31) 5243.
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