Resource Pointer #31
May 10, 1995
For copies of the following resources, please contact the
appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Pesticide Usage in the West Bank, 1995.* Azzam Saleh, Faten
Neiroukh, Osama Ayyash, Stephen Gasteyer. Documents results
of pesticide-use survey for farmers from three districts of
the West Bank. Reveals widespread problems with application
and disposal of pesticides, and piecemeal agricultural
extension that does not inform farmers of pesticide hazards.
Discusses possibilities and obstacles for training farmers in
integrated pest management (IPM) and safe-use of pesticides.
45 pp. US$5 plus US$5 shipping. Applied Research Institute-
Jerusalem (ARIJ), Rainfed Farming Unit, P.O. Box 860, Caritas
St., Bethlehem, West Bank, via Israel; fax (972-2) 741889;
*Male Reproductive Health and Environmental Chemicals with
Estrogenic Effects, 1995.* Danish Environmental Protection
Agency. Documents decline in sperm counts in ejaculate of
otherwise healthy men, along with rising incidence of
testicular cancer and malformation of genetalia. Argues that
exposure to low levels of industrial chemicals contaminating
food, water and consumer products causes disruption in
endocrine system with resulting reproductive health problems.
Summarizes evidence indicating that all of these problems
have common origin in exposure of male fetuses to estrogen-
like chemicals before birth. 175 pp. US$12. Environmental
Research Foundation, P.O. Box 5036, Annapolis, MD 21403;
phone (410)263-1584; fax (410)263-8944; email
*Environmental and Economic Implications of Agricultural
Trade and Promotion Policies in Kenya: Pest and Pesticide
Management, 1995.* Patricia Matteson and Martin Meltzer.
Analyzes economic and agricultural policies of government and
international lending agencies that affect pesticide use, and
assesses direct and indirect effects of those polices on
public health, the environment and the likelihood of
increased reliance on integrated pest management (IPM). Finds
that while legislation and regulations exist, pesticide
management, sales and use are not under effective control.
Forecasts future pesticide use in Kenya, and recommends
policies for improving crop protection and reducing
pesticide-related hazards. 90 pp. Winrock International, 1611
North Kent Street, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209; phone
(703)525-9430; fax (703)516-0481.
*Sustainable Development: Voices from Rural Asia (Volume I),
1993.* Paul McGrath (ed.). Discusses definitions of
"sustainable development" and reviews sustainable development
for several Asian nations in terms of people, agriculture,
environment and economy. Examines many themes in sustainable
development, including agriculture, indigenous knowledge,
biotechnology, intellectual property, land distribution and
gender issues. Presents case studies of successful
sustainable agricultural projects. 183 pp. CUSO-Asia Regional
Office, J1. Danau Tamblingan F1/31, Pejompongan, Bendungan
Hilir, Jakarta-10210, Indonesia; phone (62-21)573-3604; fax
*Sustainable Development: Voices from Rural Asia (Volume II),
1993.* Paul McGrath (ed). Analyzes grassroots sustainable
economic development projects, such as organic farming in
Philippines or rice trading in Thailand, in terms of social,
environmental and health effects. Discusses specific
successful projects and looks at reasons for success, which
include involvement of local people, reliance on locally
produced technologies, progress toward independence from
outside funders and support of local government. 175 pp.
CUSO-Asia Regional Office, same as above.
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