Useful organisations and websites

Pesticide Action Network (PAN)

PAN is a global network of more than 600 organizations in over 90 countries that has been working for nearly three decades to protect health, the environment and livelihoods by eliminating the use of highly hazardous pesticides and promoting resilient, regenerative agriculture and food sovereignty with a vision for a society that is truly democratic, equal, just, culturally diverse, and based on food sovereignty, gender justice and environmental sustainability.

http://www.pananz.net/

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The Weed’s Network

The Weed’s Network is passionate about a sustainable, viable and creative future in our relationship with weeds. Through a spirit of willing exploration they foster ways to better understand weeds so they become a resource we can manage with environment and future generations in mind. The Weed’s Network provides evidence-based information for innovative ways of thinking about, engaging with and working with weeds sustainably.

http://weedsnetwork.com

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BHU Future Farming Centre (FFC)

Whilst the the  Future Farming Centre (FFC) of the NZ Biological Husbandry Unit is mostly farming focused it also has some interesting information and research on non-chemical weed management and techniques and the website includes access to its free FFC Bulletin.  Valuable links to partner organisations and networks both in NZ and overseas is well worth visiting.   The FFC is dedicated to the science and extension of permanent and whole-system agricultures and horticultures, such as organic agriculture, ecological agriculture, agroecology, and biological farming, for the benefit of all farmers and growers.

Visit the website at:  http://www.bhu.org.nz/future-farming-centre

Link straight through to the weed management page at:

http://www.bhu.org.nz/future-farming-centre/information/weed-management

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Environment and Human Rights Advisory (EHRA)

EHRA is a non-profit corporation chartered in the state of Oregon. Its work is to provide information and analysis services nationally (in the US) and internationally to private firms, government agencies and environmental organizations regarding the human rights dimensions of their work. They provide Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIA) at the request of environmental organizations, private firms and government agencies.

Their HRIAs are intended to provide even-handed, referenced ethical analyses, based on widely recognized and adopted human rights instruments. These HRIAs can serve as standards of reference for moral norms at issue in environmental disputes. Just as scientific studies serve as documentation for matters of fact that may be controversial in a dispute, EHRA reports serve as documentation for questions of value.

http://www.environmentandhumanrights.org/

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The National Toxics Network (NTN)

The NTN is an Australian community based network working to ensure a toxic-free future for all. NTN was formed in 1993 and has grown as a national network giving a voice to community and environmental organisations across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. NTN supports communities involved in hazardous waste management, pesticides and environmental health issues.

http://www.ntn.org.au

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International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) – Asia & Pacific Regional Section

IOBC gives individuals and organisations the opportunity to participate in biological control activities beyond their specific jobs and workplaces, to step outside their bureaucracies, and to contribute to the promotion of biological control worldwide.

Members of IOBC-APRS are scientists and students working in biological control
from research institutes, universities and commercial organisations from Asia and
Australasia. They encourage collaboration in promoting feasible and environmentally
safe methods of insect pest, weed and pathogen control.

http://www.aprs.iobc.info/index.html

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