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Nuclear Technique Can Help Control Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes

Nuclear Technique Can Help Control Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes. Countries from around the world are showing increased interest in the use of the sterile insect technique (SIT) to suppress the populations of mosquitoes that transmit, among others, the Zika virus. The SIT is among the safest and most environmentally friendly, and therefore sustainable, control methods available, and is usually applied in integrated campaigns to suppress insect pest populations. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is spearheading global research in the development and application of SIT. Read More »

Strengthening Cooperation between the IPPC Secretariat and the Joint FAO/IAEA Division

Strengthening Cooperation between the IPPC Secretariat and the Joint FAO/IAEA Division. With the kind invitation by Mr Aldo Malavasi, the Deputy Director General (DDG) of the International Atomic and Energy Agency (IAEA), Dr Jingyuan Xia, the Secretary of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in Rome, paid a visit to the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture in Vienna, Austria, 14-15 December 2015. The main objective of this visit was to further strengthen cooperation between the IPPC Secretariat and the Division. Read More »


Resources

  • 14 - 18 March 2016

    Third Research Coordination Meeting on “Optimizing Soil, Water and Nutrient Use Efficiency in Integrated Cropping-Livestock Production Systems”, 14 - 18 March 2016, Buenos Aires Argentina.
    Technical Officer: Karuppan Sakadevan

  • 14 - 18 March 2016

    FAO/IAEA Consultants Meeting on Integration of the SIT with Biocontrol for Greenhouse and Other Confined Insect Pest Management, 14 – 18 March 2016, Vienna, Austria.
    Technical Officer: A. Parker

  • 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 →