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Scientific methods test farmers’ indigenous knowledge to identify sheep and goat breeds resistant to parasites

Scientific methods test farmers’ indigenous knowledge to identify sheep and goat breeds resistant to parasites. In a scientific study, farmers in ten developing countries were asked to identify one sheep or goat breed that they considered to be naturally resistant and one naturally susceptible to parasitic infection. Subsequent scientific exploration included everything from examining eyes for anaemia to checking the 60 000 DNA markers of their genomes for variations that indicated resistance. Interestingly, the indigenous knowledge as to animal susceptibility and resistance was largely correct and is now being used to breed parasite-resistant sheep and goats. Read More »

FAO-AG Confers an Outstanding Teamwork Award to the Animal Genetic Resources Team

FAO-AG Confers an Outstanding Teamwork Award to the Animal Genetic Resources Team. The Animal Genetic Resources Team receives Outstanding Teamwork Achievement Award from FAO’s Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department for its superior accomplishments in supporting the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources and enhancing Member State capacities on characterization, conservation and sustainable improvement of locally-adapted livestock. Read More »

Teamwork Award from FAO-AG Department to IPPC-IAEA Joint Team on the Fruit Fly Standards

Teamwork Award from FAO-AG Department to IPPC-IAEA Joint Team on the Fruit Fly Standards. On 26 January 2017 an award for exceptional teamwork was conferred on the cross-UN agency team consisting of staff from the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, and staff from the Standard setting unit of the IPPC Secretariat. The award is an honour bestowed upon staff of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department of FAO who carry out activities through exceptional teamwork that have a major impact on meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the FAO strategic objectives. Read More »


Resources

  • 20 – 24 February 2017

    Project Coordination Meeting on Promoting the Application of Mutation Techniques and Related Biotechnologies for the Development of Green Crop Varieties (RCA), RAS/5/077, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
    Technical Officer: S. Nielen

  • 20 - 24 February 2017

    Third Research Coordination Meeting of the Coordinated Research Programme D1.50.15 on “Nuclear Emergencies Affecting Food and Agriculture”, Vienna, Austria.
    Technical Officer: Gerd Dercon

  • Mutant Varieties Database (MVD)

    The FAO/IAEA Mutant Variety Database or MVD provides information on induced mutations suitable for breeding programme and genetic analysis. View database →

  • The International Database on Insect Disinfestation and Sterilization (IDIDAS)

    Joint service of the IAEA and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). An interactive resource providing information on a species basis for both disinfestation and sterilization of arthropods, with dosage levels and conditions, efficacy and references. View database →