Twenty years after eradication of tsetse from Zanzibar. September 2016 marks the 20th year after the successful eradication of tsetse flies from Unguja island of Zanzibar was declared. Mark Vreysen, Head of the Seibersdorf Laboratories of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division, describes the achievement and the resulting benefits to the inhabitants of Unguja Island. Read More »
Going Climate-Smart: IAEA Marks World Food Day. "The climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too". This is the global message for World Food Day 2016. Almost 795 million people in the world are undernourished, according to estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Yet demand for food will only grow as the world population is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050. At the same time, higher temperatures and more frequent environmental disasters put pressure on agriculture and food systems, which must, in turn, be adapted to deal with the adverse effects of climate change and become more resilient, productive and sustainable. Read More »
Pulses for a Sustainable Future . An event to celebrate the International Year of Pulses (2016) took place this week at the Vienna International Centre. The year
2016 was declared the International Year of Pulses by the 68th UN General Assembly to help raise public awareness of the nutritional benefits and the role of pulses in sustainable
food production. The Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture organized this event to highlight the role of pulses in enhancing the sustainability of
agricultural cropping systems.
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