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Viet Nam Tackles Soil Erosion With Nuclear Techniques

Viet Nam Tackles Soil Erosion With Nuclear Techniques. Soil erosion is the main contributor to land degradation globally, leading to an annual loss of 75 billion tonnes of fertile soil, with an economic cost of about US $126 billion per year. The IAEA, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), helps scientists and farmers in measuring and controlling soil erosion through the use of various nuclear techniques. Full Story »

Contributing to Strengthening Food Safety: IAEA Commemorates World Health Day

Contributing to Strengthening Food Safety: IAEA Commemorates World Health Day. The IAEA works in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in a joint programme that focuses on food and environmental protection. With a global reach, one of the ways this joint programme works to promote food safety is through forging sustainable networks of laboratories to improve food safety and food control systems. Full Story »

More Bountiful Crops With Every Drop Using Drip Irrigation in Mauritius

More Bountiful Crops With Every Drop Using Drip Irrigation in Mauritius. Cauliflower, broccoli, sweet pepper and many other nutritious vegetables used to be expensive in Mauritius. The island's climate and traditional agricultural practices were not suitable for cultivating several high value vegetable crops, while importing them to the island state was prohibitively costly due to the long distances involved. Read More »


Resources

  • 4 - 8 May 2015

    Third Research Coordination Meeting of the CRP D1. 50.12 on Soil Quality and Nutrient Management for Sustainable Food Production in Mulch-based Cropping Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe.
    Technical Officer: Gerrit Viljoen

  • 4 – 15 May 2015

    Training Course on Nitrogen Management, Seibersdorf, Austria.
    Technical Officer: Mohammad Zaman

  • 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 →