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DR Congo Scientists Control Avian Influenza Outbreak Using Nuclear Techniques

DR Congo Scientists Control Avian Influenza Outbreak Using Nuclear Techniques. Scientists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have identified a new outbreak of avian influenza using highly specific and sensitive nuclear-derived techniques. Thanks to a quick detection and characterization of the virus and subsequent local response, the outbreak is currently under control and limited to the Lake Albert region, near the border with Uganda, scientists have said. Read More »

Equipped With New Capabilities, Laboratory in Pakistan Helps Improve Food Safety, Increase Exports

Equipped With New Capabilities, Laboratory in Pakistan Helps Improve Food Safety, Increase Exports. The Pakistani Veterinary Residue Laboratory in Faisalabad, a food laboratory supported by the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has acquired the capability to undertake state-of-the-art tests to certify the safety of food. It has recently earned International Organization for Standardization (ISO) accreditation, and officials expect this to contribute to increased meat exports thanks to food safety certificates the lab will be able to issue for the first time. Read More »

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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Resources

  • 14 – 18 August 2017

    IAEA/RCA Regional Training Course on Advanced Mutation Techniques for Induction and Screening of Green Traits in Crops, RAS/5/077, Beijing, China.
    Technical Officer: S. Nielen

  • 16 – 18 August 2017

    FAO/IAEA Latin America Workshop on Strengthening Regional Capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean for Integrated Vector Management Approaches with a Sterile Insect Technique Component, to Control Aedes Mosquitoes as Vectors of Human Pathogens, particularly Zika Virus, Vienna, Austria.
    Technical Officer: K. Bourtzis

  • 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 →