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Amid obstacles, Central African Republic Opts for Progress with Nuclear Technology

Amid obstacles, Central African Republic Opts for Progress with Nuclear Technology. After years of insecurity and internal strife, authorities and scientists from the Central African Republic are again turning to nuclear and nuclear-related techniques for development. From increasing soil fertility to developing improved plant varieties and understanding their water resources, they are now picking up speed. Read More »

Stinging Wasps Replace Chemical Pesticides becoming Control Agents in Fighting Stable Flies

Stinging Wasps Replace Chemical Pesticides becoming Control Agents in Fighting Stable Flies. Costa Rica’s position as the world’s largest producer of pineapple brings with it a parallel problem for the country’s livestock and dairy industry: the aggressive and blood-sucking stable fly, a fly that can wreak havoc on cattle and affect their productivity. In efforts to control the fly without resorting to chemical spraying, Costa Rica resorts to using a wasp, a natural enemy of the stable fly, as a biocontrol agent. Read More »

Nuclear Techniques Help Diagnose Camel Disease in the Middle East

Nuclear Techniques Help Diagnose Camel Disease in the Middle East. An emerging disease affecting camels and people is threatening the Middle East and its neighbours. Last month, the IAEA in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) trained veterinary laboratory staff from this region on how to detect and diagnose the disease using nuclear and nuclear-derived techniques. Read More »


Resources

  • 3 – 7 July 2017

    Regional Training Course on Mutation Breeding and Biotechnology Techniques for the Development of Heat Tolerant Cotton Mutants, RAS/5/075, Hangzhou, China.
    Technical Officer: L. Jankuloski

  • 3 – 7 July 2017

    First RCM on Integration of the SIT with Biocontrol for Greenhouse Insect Pest Management, 3 – 7 July 2017, Vienna, Austria.
    Technical Officer: A. Parker

  • 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 →