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Isotopic Technique Helps Benin Farmers Triple Yields and Improve Livelihoods

Isotopic Technique Helps Benin Farmers Triple Yields and Improve Livelihoods. Poor soil fertility was a major factor hindering farmers in Benin to produce good crops. Chemical fertilizers are too expensive to afford. The inclusion of legumes such as soybean and groundnuts that helps to capture nitrogen from the air, have helped farmers triple their yields.
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Veterinary Labs Receive Emergency Toolkits for Handling Disease Outbreaks

Veterinary Labs Receive Emergency Toolkits for Handling Disease Outbreaks. An emergency toolkit, containing laboratory testing materials critical in the rapid detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, has been assembled by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division and is now available to African veterinary laboratories on request. Companion biosecurity cases, containing personal protective equipment, sampling materials and disinfectants needed for field samples collection and secure shipment of samples for testing in veterinary laboratories, have also been made available. Read More »

Using Nuclear Science to expand the Vaccines Portfolio

Using Nuclear Science to expand the Vaccines Portfolio. The discovery and production of vaccines was a major breakthrough in efforts to protect people and animals from infectious diseases. Through vaccination, smallpox in humans and rinderpest in animals, have both been eradicated from the planet. However, the portfolio of preventable diseases must expand. A number of innovative vaccines are now in development, using an approach that calls for irradiating the pathogens. See Video »


  • 17 - 28 July 2017

    Regional Training Course on ‘Soil sampling strategy, harmonization of the sampling procedures and radionuclide analyses’, RAF5075 ‘Enhancing Regional Capacities for Assessing Soil Erosion and the Efficiency of Agricultural Soil Conservation Strategies through Fallout Radionuclides’, Rabat, Morocco.
    Technical Officer: E. Fulajtar

  • 24 – 28 July 2017

    FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Fruit fly Detection, Surveillance, and Databases and Data Analysis in Africa, RAF5074, Nairobi, Kenya.
    Technical Officer: R. Cardoso Pereira

  • 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 →