IATP LISTSERVER: The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy(IATP)


INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURE AND TRADE POLICY 1313 Fifth Street, SE, Suite 303. Minneapolis, MN 55414-1546 USA Tel: (612) 379-5980 . Fax: (612) 379-5982. Email: iatp@iatp.org

President: Mark Ritchie

.. About the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy..

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) was established in 1986 as a nonprofit and tax exempt research and education organization. Our mission is to create environmentally and economically sustainable communities and regions through sound agriculture and trade policy. The Institute assists public interest organizations in effectively influencing both domestic and international policymaking through the following activities:

..Monitoring . Analysis . Research.. The Institute monitors the key events and topics related to agriculture, environment, community economic development and trade. This data is then analyzed to determine potential economic and ecological implications. Policy options are researched and presented in response to specific problems and opportunities.

..Education . Outreach.. The Institute prepares educational materials for distribution to policymakers, opinion leaders and the public at large. This includes a mail order literature service, video productions, public service announcement (PSA) campaigns, conferences and computer networks.

..Training . Technical Assistance.. The Institute provides training, consulting andtechnical assistance to groups interestein addressing economic and ecological issues through seminars, staff and leadership trainings, teleconferences, videos, on-site consultations and our system of computerized updates.

..Coalition Building . International Networking.. Concerned groups are brought together in coalitions to increase coordination of activities in a variety of issue areas. The Institute also works to build international networks by linking groups in different countries through conferences, study tours, publications, action campaigns and global electronic bulletin boards.

Below you'll find information about the electronic services available through the Institute:

..IATP HOME PAGE.. URL: http://www.iatp.org/iatp

..ELECTRONIC MAILING LISTS.. The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy offers a number of electronic mailing lists on trade and agriculture issues.

TRADE-NEWS (includes bulletins: NAFTA Monitor & Trade News)

TRADE-LIBRARY (a storehouse of trade related documents)

TRADE-STRATEGY (a discussion of trade issues)

ENV-BIOTECH (News bulletin: Intellectual Property/Biodiversity News)

AGRI-FARMBILL (Farm Aid News bulletin)

FOOD-SECURITY (Global Food Watch)

CHLORINE-NEWS (Monthly news bulletin on chlorine use and exposure reductions initiatives)

To subscribe to any of these lists, send a message to . Leave subject blank,. In the body of the message

write: subscribe LISTNAME

For example, if you wanted to add yourself to TRADE-NEWS, you'd send the following message to : subscribe TRADE-NEWS.

You may subscribe to more than one list at a time by writing commands on separate lines. For example: subscribe TRADE-NEWS subscribe CHLORINE-NEWS

Subscribe to the ORGANIC COTTON MONITOR send email to jchristensen@iatp.org asking to be added to these lists.

..GOPHER.. gopher.igc.apc.org (Institute for Global Communications), 1/trade/iatp (Trade and Sustainable Development/Institute for Agriculture

and Trade Policy Gopher)

..WORLD WIDE WEB.. URL: http://www.iatp.org/iatp

..AUTO-REPLY MAILERS.. To retrieve additional copies of this message, send email to: iatp-info@igc.apc.org To retrieve the index to the Intellectual

Property Rights Info sheets, send email to: ipr-info@iatp.org You can leave the Subject Line and body of your message blank.

Dale Wiehoff
Communications Director
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
1313 5th Street SE, Suite 303
Minneapolis, MN 55414-1546 USA
Tel: (612) 379-5980
Fax: (612) 379-5982
Email: dwiehoff@iatp.org
URL: http://www.iatp.org/iatp

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