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Methyl Bromide Publications

There are several publications and case studies which describe alternatives to the use of methyl bromide. These documents can either be read online or printed, or a hard copy of the document can be obtained by placing an order online at our bookstore http://wwfw.earthprint.com

1. Case Studies on Alternatives to Methyl Bromide: Technologies with Low Environmental Impact
Provides methyl bromide users with information that will assist them in selecting commercially available, low impact (i.e., environmentally friendly) alternatives to methyl bromide. This publication is comprised of 18 case studies that illustrate non-chemical alternative techniques successfully used across the globe for major crops/commodities that use methyl bromide. The case studies provide illustrations of a range of biological and non-chemical alternatives. UNEP.Year of publication: 2000. Paperback 77 pages

2. Case Studies on Alternatives to Methyl Bromide Volume 2
UNEP 2002 Paperback 49 pages
This document encourages farmers, extension agencies, researchers, policy-makers and other other stakeholders form the region to examine environmentally sustainable techniques when considering the replacement of methyl bromide. It addresses both chemical and non-chemical alternatives across the spectrum of uses in CEITs, and it includes analyses of associated costs and the applicability of technologies to the region.

3. Methyl Bromide Alternatives for North African and Southern European Countries
Developed in co-operation with the European Commission, GTZ and the Italian Ministry of the Environment, this publication is the proceedings of the workshop on Methyl Bromide Alternatives of North African and Southern European Countries that was held from 26-29 May 1998 in Rome, Italy. This document highlights the key conclusions and recommendations of this international workshop and provides detailed information on effective alternatives to methyl bromide appropriate for the Mediterranean region. It also includes the full paper presentations of the technical experts
The information in this publication will assist methyl bromide users, agricultural organisations and trainers in the Mediterranean region to identify and adopt effective and environmentally sustainable alternatives to methyl bromide. It will also be valuable for policy makers in developing measures and other activities needed to achieve the methyl bromide phase out. UNEP. Year of publication: 2000. Paperback 244 pages

4. Leveraging Expertise of Civil Society in Developing Countries - Communication Programme of Methyl Bromide Synthesis Report 2004
This publication presents the saga of the unique efforts of these NGOs from developing countries. Methyl bromide, a soil fumigant, was included as a controlled substance under the Montreal Protocol in 1997 when for the first time that the agricultural community became engaged in implementation of the Montreal Protocol. At this turning point in the history of Montreal Protocol, OzonAction developed an innovative mechanism to engage NGOs in developing countries that had hands-on experience in sustainable agriculture. Under the Multilateral Fund, OzonAction provided financial assistance and technical guidance to 13 NGOs from as many countries to spark actions to eliminate methyl bromide. UNEP 2004. 136pp

5. Manual for Training of Extension Workers and Farmers: Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Soil Fumigation
Trained extension workers will promote the use of methyl bromide alternatives. Jointly produced by UNEP and FAO, this training manual outlines specific alternatives to methyl bromide as part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems, and how these can be adopted to meet the needs of local farmers. It also describes various methodologies It can be used by extension workers in promoting the adoption of methyl bromide alternatives.UNEP/FAO. Year of Publication 2001. paperback 76 pages

6. Ozzy Ozone, Defender of our Planet. Ozzy Goes Farming
This comic book focuses on alternatives to methyl bromide. Ozzy and Zoe Ozone travel around the world with Mona the Monarck butterfly. They observe in every continent how methyl bromide can be replaced with more environmentally friendly alternatives. It is developed as part of UNEP’s work programme under the Multialteral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol. This booklet is part of a suite of educational materials linked ot the global Ozzy Ozone campaign. This booklet is suitable for dissemination in schools as part of a national awareness campaigns.

7. Floriculture and the Environment: Growing Flowers without Methyl Bromide
Flowers bloom without methyl bromide. This user-friendly booklet is expected to provide practical information on how to adopt alternatives for cut flowers, focusing on specific alternatives to methyl bromide that have been identified in demonstration projects and that are used as part of integrated pest management (IPM) systems. The manual is presented using a simple and illustrated approach to make it user-friendly. This document can be used as part of training and investment projects in promoting the further adoption of alternatives for cut flowers. Online French Version >>>download

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