Nutritious Food for Young Children

A well-illustrated and simply written booklet full of ideas and information on feeding young children. The book has 42 pages and costs US $4. It is available from:

World Neighbours, 4127 Northwest 122nd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73120-8869, USA

Controlling Newcastle Disease in Village Chickens: a field manual by R Alders and P Spradbrow

Newcastle disease is a killer disease among poultry, and there is still no effective cure available. This book has been produced by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research for veterinary workers and extensionists. It describes how to diagnose Newcastle disease and how to vaccinate against it. The final chapter gives ideas on how to include knowledge on Newcastle disease in extension work, vaccination campaigns and control programmes. The book has 112 pages, costs 25 Australian dollars (€14.15) and is available from:

ACIAR, GPO Box 1571, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. E-mail: The book can also be downloaded from:

Complementary Feeding Family foods for breastfed children

A comprehensive guide to family foods for breast-fed children. This booklet is full of information on the use of complementary foods, the nutritional value of a variety of foods and gives detailed guidance on all aspects of complementary feeding. The opening article of this issue of Footsteps was based on material from this book. The booklet has 52 pages and is produced by WHO. It costs US $10 (€10) and can be ordered from:

WHO Marketing and Dissemination, Avenue Appia, CH01211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. E-mail:

Improving Nutrition Through Home Gardening

This book is designed for community development and extension workers in Africa. It contains information sheets and illustrations which can be used in training sessions with people who want to start a personal or communal garden. The book also outlines how to improve the quality of food production in home gardens. It shows how, when and where to grow nutritious plants and gives recipes for useful dishes for weaning and young children. The book has 282 pages, costs US $22 (€24.55) and is available from:

FAO Sales and Marketing Group, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00100, Rome, Italy. E-mail:

How to Diagnose and Treat Leprosy

This well illustrated learning guide is aimed at health professionals who need to recognise, care for and provide treatment for people with leprosy. It is available in English and will shortly be available in French. It is available free of charge. ILEP also have a catalogue with details of other useful resources about leprosy.

ILEP, 234 Blythe Road, London, W14 0HJ, UK. E-mail: Books can also be ordered on line:

Health and Nutrition Biblical, preventative and practical views by Ruth Renvoize

A practical teaching course developed in Nigeria for use in Bible schools and covering all aspects of health and nutrition with a biblical basis. Available only from:

ACTS, TCNN, PMB 2020, Bukuru, Plateau State, Nigeria

Footsteps in Hindi and Bengali Footsteps is now available in Bengali and Hindi.

If you would like to receive copies in Bengali, please contact: HEED, PO Box 5052, Newmarket, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh.

If you would like to receive copies in Hindi, please contact: Raj Kumar, Rainbow Christian Academy, Plot No 12, Gorewada Basti, Nagpur – 440013, India.

Advocacy Toolkit

This is the first publication in Tearfund’s new ROOTS series, aimed at supporting partners and other organisations working in development. The Advocacy Toolkit is for anyone interested in advocacy work. It is available as a set of two booklets, to be worked through by groups in a workshop setting, or during short sessions over a longer period. The first booklet, Understanding advocacy, explores what advocacy is and why it is important. It includes group exercises and case studies from Tearfund partners. It also looks in depth at the Christian approach to advocacy. The second booklet, Practical action in advocacy, explores how to develop an advocacy strategy. It is well illustrated with plenty of practical ideas. The Advocacy Toolkit costs £10 (US/€15) for organisations able to pay. Please make cheques payable to Tearfund. One copy is available free of charge to Footsteps readers unable to pay who could make good use of it. Please write with details to:

Resources Development, PO Box 200, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 4WQ, UK E-mail:


PILLARS (Partnership In Local LAnguage ResourceS) is a new way of sharing information through discussion within small groups that has been developed by Tearfund. PILLARS guides are designed for use within community groups, broken down into 20 or so topics and with illustrations for non-literate members. These guides are easy to use and a trained leader is not required. Each guide contains Bible studies, again designed for use in small groups. Five guides are now available in English, with translations of some available in French, Spanish and Portuguese.

PILLARS guides can also be used for translation into local languages, either by organisations or during a series of three workshops with about 20 participants who initially work on translating and adapting their chosen guides and then begin writing and printing their own materials. There is a workbook to guide people through the workshop process and a CD-ROM with design layout etc to make the design and printing process as easy as possible. The PILLARS process has been used in Uganda in the Lusoga language, southern Sudan with the Zande language, Nigeria with the Yoruba language, Burkina Faso in the Mooré language and in Myanmar using Burmese.

The guides are on the subjects of:

Building the capacity of local groups (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese)

Improving food security (English, French)

Credit and loans for small businesses (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese)

Agroforestry (English, French)

Preparing for disaster (English) NEW!

Each guide costs £3.50 (US $5 or €5) or the set of five is £15 (US $20 or €20) including surface postage and packing. The workbook and the CD-ROM are £5 (US $8 or €8) each. The workbook is available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

A complete package – which is all that is needed to run the workshop series with five copies of each of two guides, plus workbook and CD-ROM costs £35 (US $50 or 50). Please specify which guides are required. Participants use the guides for translation and adaption, working in small groups during the workshop.

Payment is by credit card or cheque in either sterling, euros or dollars made out to Tearfund. For further details or to place an order, please contact:

Tearfund Resource Development, PO Box 200, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4WQ, UK. E-mail:

A number of groups around the world have been piloting the PILLARS process. They have produced guides in various local languages which are available for others to buy. Here are details of the languages and relevant addresses if you would like to contact these groups and ask for details:

Lusoga Patrick Kaluba, Cultural Research Centre, PO Box 673, Jinja, Uganda

Zande PILLARS Committee, c/o ECS Yambio Diocese, PO Box 7576, Kampala, Uganda

Burmese CSSDD – PILLARS, MBC, P O Box 506, Yangon, Myanmar

Yoruba Francis Ademola, CRUDAN, P O Box 1784, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Mooré Contact Editions, 04BP 8462, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso E-mail: