Fruits of progress
(Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002 -- CropChoice news) --
PANUPS RESOURCE POINTER #291 (SUSTAINABLE FARMING)
September 9, 2002
Pesticide Action Network Updates Service
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate
publishers or organizations directly.
- Fruits of Progress: Growing Sustainable Farming and Food Systems, 2002 Lori
Ann Thrupp. Examines economic and ecological benefits of sustainable
agriculture. Reviews current organic and other sustainable practices and
identifies motivations and challenges to the sustainability movement.
Includes case studies of several sustainable-farming specialist companies
including Fetzer Vineyards, Lagner Ranches, Lundberg Family Farms, Small
Planet Foods, more. 96 pages. US$20.00. Contact World Resources Institute,
10 G Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002; phone (202) 729-7600; fax (202)
729-7610; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.wri.org/wri.
American Journal of Alternative Agriculture Quarterly peer-reviewed journal.
CABI Publishing. Links science and practice of alternative agriculture
worldwide. Addresses land management and energy use practices which balance
needs for fiber and food with conservation of natural resources. Paper
include conversion to organic farming, reforesting flood zones, agricultural
greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sinks and soil quality in relation to crop
productivity. Available in print and/or internet price packages; subscribe
both for US$120 for institutions or US$44 for individuals. In North America,
contact CABI Publishing 10 East 40th Street, Suite 3203, New York, NY 10016;
phone (800) 528-4841; fax (212) 686-7993; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site
http://www.cabi-publishing.org/journals/ajaa. Internationally, contact CABI
Publishing, Wallingford, OXON OX10 8DE, UK; phone (44-14) 9183 2111; fax
(44-14) 9182 9292; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.cabi-publ!
Partnerships for Sustaining California Agriculture: Profit, Environment, and
Community, 2001 Proceedings of the March 27-28, 2001 conference in Woodland,
CA. David Chaney, Lyra Halpin and Eden Dabbs, eds. Provides general record
of the conference, highlights major themes and reflects diversity of
participant perspectives. Writen for policy makers, farmers and ranchers,
agricultural researchers and potential project collaborators and funders.
Includes research results on key components of biological farming systems.
288 pages. US$10.00.
Contact UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program,
of California, One Shields Avenue, Dcavis, CA 95616; phone (530) 752-7556;
fax (530) 754-8550; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site
The New Farmers' Market: Farm-Fresh Ideas for Producers, Managers &
Communities, 2001 Vance Corum, Marcie Rosenzweig and Eric Gibson. Suggests
produce and marketing strategies, promoting community-market involvement,
and how to start, manage and promote markets. Includes information on
insurance, customer feedback, booth materials (such as scales and
packaging), more. 272 pages. US$24.95 plus shipping. Select chapters
available free for download at http://www.nwpub.net/. Contact New World
Publishing, 11543 Quartz Dr. #1, Auburn, CA 95602; phone (888) 281-5171;
fax (530) 823-3886; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.nwpub.net/.
Wild Harvest: Farming for Wildlife and Profitability: A Report on Private
Land Stewardship, 2002 California Wilderness Coalition. Discusses the
economic benefits to wildlife conservation. Outlines a policy strategy to
maximize potential resources and habitat conservation on private lands,
while increasing profitability for California farmers. 110 pages. Download
free at http://calwild.org/resources/pubs/harvest.php. Contact California
Wilderness Coalition, 2655 Portage Bay East, Suite 5, Davis, CA 95616;
758-0380; fax (530) 758-0382; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site