• NAFA Banner Food and Environmental Protection
  • NAFA Banner Insect Pest Control
  • NAFA Banner Soil and Water Management & Crop Nutrition
  • NAFA Banner Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • NAFA Banner Animal Production and Health
  • NAFA Banner FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratories
Stop Slideshow


Twenty years after eradication of tsetse from Zanzibar

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

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

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.
Read More / Watch Video »


  • 24 – 28 October 2016

    Regional AFRA Training Course on Basic Mutation Breeding Techniques for Crop Improvement, Morogoro, United Republic of Tanzania.
    Technical Officer: F. Sarsu

  • 1 – 11 November 2016

    Regional Training Course on Mutation Breeding and other Related Techniques for the Development of Heat Tolerant Cotton Mutants, Nuclear Institute for Agriculture & Biology (NIAB), Faisalabad, Pakistan.
    Technical Officer: L. Jankuloski

  • 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 →