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The Tsetse Fly Eradication Project in Senegal Wins Award for Best Sustainable Development Practices

The Tsetse Fly Eradication Project in Senegal Wins Award for Best Sustainable Development Practices. The Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture has been supporting the tsetse eradication project in the Niayes of Senegal for more than 10 years. The successful project has now been given a “Best Sustainable Development Practices” Award at the Milano Expo 2015 and selected for a photo story. Read More »

Controlling Avian Flu in West Africa: Nuclear-Derived Techniques Enable Early Detection of Outbreaks

Controlling Avian Flu in West Africa: Nuclear-Derived Techniques Enable Early Detection of Outbreaks. Following the recent outbreak of avian flu in Cote d’Ivoire, the IAEA – through its partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – is helping West African countries in the early and accurate detection of the virus using nuclear-derived techniques. Read More »

Building veterinary laboratory capacity in Africa: THE VETLAB NETWORK

Building veterinary laboratory capacity in Africa: THE VETLAB NETWORK. Transboundary animal diseases and those that affect human health have a strong impact on community livelihoods, trade and public health. They also pose a major challenge to the value chain of food of animal origin, causing serious production losses and food safety concerns. Early and rapid diagnosis and control of these diseases require concerted interdisciplinary actions at national and international levels. The sub-Saharan African branch of the VETLAB NETWORK, composed of 32 African countries, aims at remedying this situation, with four leading institutes providing regional support. Read More »


Resources

  • 24 – 28 August 2015

    Training Course on Application of Mutation Breeding and Screening of Target Traits in Bioenergy Crops, IAEA/RCA RAS/5/070, Beijing, China.
    Technical Officer: F. Sarsu

  • 7 − 11 September 2015

    Consultants Meeting to develop a new CRP; Food irradiation as a risk management proceedure against foodborne pest and parasites (D6-CS-51248), Vienna, Austria.
    Technical Officer: C. Blackburn and Y. Henon

  • 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 →