- Foundation for Ecodevelopment
- (Stichting Mondiaal Alternatief /
- P.O. Box 151, 2130 AD Hoofddorp,
- Principal activities of MA:
- Democratic public pressure upon the European
by means of a campaign called: SAVE THE MIGRATORY
OUR CHILDREN, has led to the EU Bird Directive of
Directive sets minimum rules/obligations of the
in regard of the protection of birds throughout
the EU and expresses
ecological arguments in the preambles. From this
originated the following projects:
* Ecological and Economic Significance of Birds
Aims: survey implementation of the EU Bird
Directive by the
Action: promoting ecologically sound methods to
occurrence of damages caused by birds and get a
insight in the ecological and economic
significance of birds.
* AGRibusiness and ECOLogy (AGRECOL) Project
Aims: aimed at ecological screening and
inputs exports to developing countries, with a
emphasis on substances that are banned or
Action: promoting sustainable and ecological
and socially acceptable agricultural methods
world but with emphasis on Third World low-input
aiming at food self-sufficiency of the poor. Affiliated to a.o.
- Low External Input
and Sustainable Agriculture.
* Agrecol Agro-forestry Project
Aims: ibid AGRECOL-Project
Action: promoting the sustainable potential of
input Agro-forestry techniques and systems in
increase food self-sufficiency of the rural poor
World countries. Affiliated to a.o.
* Agrecol Biotechnology Project
Aims: verifying that enough is done to minimize
dangers and that there will be good regulations
loopholes are anticipated.
Action: using ecologically sound, economically
socially acceptable agricultural methods and only
biotechnology in the pharmaceutical industry
where there is
really need for it.
* Family Cooker and Medical Cooker (FC/MC)
Aims: raising inside the western countries
the energy problems of the Third World poor.
Action: reducing the demand for fuelwood inside
countries by promoting the use of fuel-saving
like the family cooker.
* The Camelsnose Project
Aims: The promotion of international
environmental organizations the world over
(Internet) and to
provide a private flow of information on
environmental issues. Affiliated to a.o.
* Chemical Time Bombs Project
Aims: Making an inventory of Chemical Time Bombs
Europe. Action: drawing a plan, internationally
unfuse these CTB's. Affiliated to a.o. the
- & the Institute
for Global Environmental Strategies
- During the action for the EC Bird Directive of
1979 MA in the period of
1974-1978 also the export of forbidden pesticides
to the Third World was
criticized, which directly led to the foundation
of in 1982 of PAN.
- promotion, in collaboration with other
organizations, of the World
Charter of Nature and implementation of the 1980
Strategy and of the Strategy for Sustainable
Living "Caring for the Earth"
(1991). Affiliated to the
UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS).
- publication of a series of original
publications, reprints and
translations in the field of ecology and
ecosophy, called ecoscripts. With
these publications we aim at furthering mankind's
- Affiliated to o.a.
Soka Gakkai International (SGI)
Fundamental approach of MA:
THE BIOSPHERE EVOLVED AND FUNCTIONS AS A WHOLE;
THEREFORE, BE TREATED AS A WHOLE. OTHERWISE IT
CONTINUE TO FUNCTION.
MA kindly requests that anyone who may wish to
support the Foundation to
pay an annual donation of (20 Ecu's)
P.O. Box 151
2133 ER Hoofddorp,
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