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Four in one – new discovery on pest fruit flies - Photo Credit: Ana Rodríguez

Four in one – new discovery on pest fruit flies. Four of the world's most destructive agricultural pests are actually one and the same fruit fly, according to the results of a global interdisciplinary research effort, involving close to 50 researchers from 20 countries, that was coordinated by FAO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Full Story »

50TH ANNIVERSARY: 1964-2014 & Beyond

50TH ANNIVERSARY: 1964-2014 & Beyond On 1 October 1964, the FAO and IAEA created the Joint FAO/IAEA Division as a strategic partnership in order to mobilize the talents and resources of both organizations and hence ... Read More »

FAO and IAEA embrace increasing role of nuclear technology in food security

FAO and IAEA embrace increasing role of nuclear technology in food security As soil degradation, pests and livestock diseases continue to pose major threats to food security and food safety worldwide, there’s an increasing role for peaceful applications of nuclear technologies in food and agricultural development. Read More »


  • 1 – 5 December 2014

    Second RCM of CRP on Enhancing Vector Refractoriness to Trypanosome Infection, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
    Technical Officer: A. Parker and A. Abd Alla

  • 8 - 12 December 2014

    Consultants Meeting on Soil and Water Conservation for Climate Change Mitigation in Agricultural Uplands, Austria, Vienna.
    Technical Officer: Lionel Mabit and Lee Heng

  • 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 →