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Pesticide Action Network
Online Resource Pointer #10
November 17, 1994
For copies of the following resources, please contact the
appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Integrated Pest Management: The IRRI Perspective, 1994.*
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Describes
IRRI's IPM rice programs, the goals of which are to improve
the well-being of present and future generations of rice
farmers and consumers, particularly those with low incomes;
to generate and disseminate rice-related knowledge and
technology of short- and long-term environmental, social, and
economic benefits; and to help enhance national rice research
systems. 20 pp. IRRI, P.O. Box 933, Manila 1099,
*In Search of Harmony: Some Thoughts on People and
Pesticides, 1994.* Nasira Habib (ed.). Summaries of a
workshop held in Lahore, Pakistan which address the pesticide
use situation in Pakistan, alternatives to pesticides
including integrated pest management, and a proposed plan of
action to reduce pesticide use in this country. 69 pp. Khoj
Research and Publication Centre, Flat 2, 1st Floor, Ghausia
Building, Main Gulberg Market, Gulberg II, Lahore 54660,
Pakistan; phone/fax 57-12262.
*Harvest of Devastation: The Industrialization of Agriculture
and its Human and Environmental Consequences, 1994.* E.G.
Vallianatos. Examines the factors leading to the destruction
of small farmers and ecological agriculture in the United
States with a primary focus of the takeover of land by
agribusiness corporations. 123 pp. US$11.50 (+ $3.50
shipping). The Apex Press, 777 United Nations Plaza, Suite
3C, New York, NY 10017.
*Agroecosystem Health, 1994.* N. Ole Nielsen (ed.).
Proceedings of an international workshop held in Ottawa,
Canada on June 19, 1994 to evaluate the concept of
"agroecosystem health" as it pertains to sustainable
agriculture and development and the feasibility of poverty
alleviation in the programs of CGIAR and other research
agencies. 114 pp. University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario,
Canada N1G 2W1.
*Approaches to On-farm Research in Asia, 1993.* C.L.L.
Gowda, C.E. van Santen, et al. (ed.). Proceedings of the
Regional Workshop on On-farm Adaptive Research held in Ho Chi
Minh City, Vietnam February 18-20, 1993. Addresses the
techniques of on-farm adaptive research for legumes and
grains used in the Asian Grain Legumes On-farm Research
(AGLOR) project. 149 pp. International Crops Research
Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra
Pradesh 502 324, India.
*Feeding and Greening the World: The Role of International
Agricultural Research, 1994.* Derek Tribe. Analyzes the
global problems of overpopulation, widespread hunger and
environmental degradation. The author discusses how changes
in current government policies can aid international
agricultural research and reserve global natural resources
for a more sustainable future. 274 pp. CAB International,
Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8DE, United Kingdom.
*Quick Poison, Slow Poison: Pesticide Risk in the Lucky
Country, 1994.* Provides information on the assessment,
regulation and use of pesticides in Australia, the industries
that make and use them, case studies of human exposure and
community responses to pesticide risk. 272 pp. Right-to-
Know Publications, 493 Wollombi Rd., St. Albans, NSW 2775,
Australia; phone/fax (61-45) 682021.
*RAFI's Occasional Paper Series, 1994.* Rural Advancement
Foundation International (RAFI). This series is published
irregularly to disseminate RAFI research and work-in-
progress. The following issues are now available: "The
Benefits of Biodiversity: 100+ Examples of the Contribution
by Indigenous & Rural Communities in the South to Development
in the North", Vol. 1(1), March 1994; "Microbial BioPiracy:
Initial Analysis of Microbial Genetic Resources Originating
in the South and Held in the North", Vol. 1(2), June 1994;
"Declaring the Benefits: The North's Annual Profit from
International Agricultural Research is in the Range of U.S.
$4-5 Billion", Vol. 1(3), October 1994. Available from all
RAFI offices at a cost per issue of: US$10, Canadian $12,
Australian $12. Free to NGOs in the South. International
Office, Suite 504, 71 Bank St., Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5N2,
Canada; phone (613); 567-6880, fax (613) 567-6884; email:
email@example.com. RAFI-USA, P.O. Box 655, Pittsboro, NC
27312; phone (919) 542-1396; fax (919) 542-0069; email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. RAFI-AUSTRALIA, 4 Ocean Parada, Cooee
Bay, Queensland 4703 Australia; email: email@example.com.
*IPM Implementation Workshop for East/Central/Southern
Africa, 1993.* Integrated Pest Management Working
Group/Natural Resources Institute. Proceedings of a workshop
held in Harare, Zimbabwe April 18-24, 1993. This workshop
was intended to promote dialogue between social and natural
scientists and policy decision-makers from countries of the
East, Central and Southern Africa to establish IPM within
existing production systems; determine current constraints on
IPM implementation in national programs; and develop
appropriate plans and initiatives for overcoming constraints
to national IPM implementation. 159 pp. Head, Publications
and Publicity Services, Natural Resources Institute, Central
Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB, United Kingdom.
*Conserving Indigenous Knowledge: Integrating Two Systems of
Innovation, 1994.* Rural Advancement Foundation
International (RAFI). This report addresses recent trends in
intellectual property rights (IPRs), economic implications of
a globalized legal and trade system for IPRs, economic and
social contributions of indigenous rural communities in
nurturing biological products and processes, and related
policy options available to developing countries and
indigenous people. Bureau for Policy and Programme Support,
United Nations Development Programme, One United Nations
Plaza, New York, NY 10017.
*The Greening of Cuba: A National Experiment in Organic
Agriculture, 1994.* Peter Rosset and Medea Benjamin.
Examines the reorganization of agriculture as a result of
collapsing trade relations with the former socialist block
and consequent diminished imports of pesticides and
fertilizers. Describes Cuba's impressive organic and
biological technologies used to produce food under these
political circumstances, including biological pest control,
alternative pest management, labor mobilization, and
agricultural research. 110 pp. US$11.95 (+ $3 shipping).
Food First Books, 398 60th Street, Oakland, CA 94618; phone
(800) 888-3314 or (510) 654-4400; fax (510) 654-4551.
*Tap Water Blues: Herbicides in Drinking Water, 1994.*
Richard Wiles, et. al. A powerful call to action for the
Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of
Agriculture to protect the public's health from herbicide-
contaminated drinking water. The report findings include
that 14 million people drink tap water contaminated with
cancer causing herbicides every year, 12 million of these
people live in the heart of the Corn Belt and in Louisiana
and 65,000 infants within this population drink these
herbicides from birth via infant formula reconstituted with
herbicide-contaminated tap water. 276 pp. US$40.00 (+ $4
shipping). Environmental Working Group, 1718 Connecticut
Avenue, NW Suite 600, Washington, DC 20009; phone (202) 667-
6982; fax (202) 232-2592.
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