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PANUPS: Resource Pointer #124

                         P A N U P S
                   Pesticide Action Network 
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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 water007@gold.tc.umn.edu.

*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 leocenter@iastate.edu.

We encourage those interested in having resources listed 
in the Online Resource Pointer to send review copies of 
publications, videos or other sources to our office 
(address listed below) or to contact Information Program 
Associate Adam Kirshner for further information.  

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