Note: For those interested but outside of the Washington, DC area or
otherwise unable to attend, reports of these meetings will be posted
for your information. Please look for them.
URBAN AGRICULTURE -- A NEGLECTED RESOURCE FOR FOOD,
JOBS AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES
The next WSAA Brown Bag Issues Luncheon will be on Friday,
April 29, 1994 in Washington, DC from 12:30 - 2:00 pm. Mr. Jac Smit,
President of the Urban Agriculture Network, a Washington-based non-profit,
will present an illustrated overview of the findings of more than three years
of studying agriculture in urban areas. This initiative, originally funded by
UNDP, included visits by Mr. Smit to over two dozen countries globally. The
results will be synthesized in a forthcoming book. The purpose of the
Network is to increase awareness of urban agriculture as a key contributor
to the enhancement of the sustainability of both urban areas and food
supply in developing countries.
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
FAO at the CROSSROADS
On Friday, May 20 (same time and place), Michael Hansen of the
Consumer Policy Institute (CPI), New York, will speak about emerging
policies related to SARD at FAO. He is a leading U.S. expert on pesticides
and their alternatives for developing countries as well as World Bank
pesticide guidelines. He has recently completed a report focusing on
pest management policies at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization
FAO at the Crossroads -- Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development.
Dr. Hansen authored a study of World Bank pesticide guidelines, Escape
from the Pesticide Treadmill: Alternatives to Pesticides in Developing
Countries (translated into Spanish and Indonesian), Biotechnology and
Milk: Benefit or Threat, and Pest Control for Home and Garden.
Location: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 1800
Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 1/2 block from the Dupont Circle Metro
Station (use the South escalator). The meeting room will be posted.
For further information, please call WSAA, Tel: (202) 347-0637; Fax:
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