FAO/IAEA Technical Co-operation Projects

The Joint Division builds capacity and transfers technology to developing Members States through TCPs, which are requested by Member States through official channels. In close liaison with the IAEA's Department of Technical Cooperation (TC), every year the Joint Division provides technical support and policy advice to over 200 TCPs in support of the mandates of FAO and IAEA.

The Division also organizes over 150 training courses and workshops, investing about US $14 million annually in these activities. Key features include:

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  • TCPs are demand-driven and based on Member State development priorities, and therefore contribute to socio-economic impact at a country level.
  • A ppropriate technologies, often developed, improved or adapted at the FAO /IAEA Laboratories at Seibersdorf, are field tested and extended for further adoption under the environmental conditions of the cooperating countries.
  • Capacity development is assisted through training, fellowships and the provision of laboratory equipment and upgrades.
  • Each project generally lasts for two years with the option of a two-year extension.

The Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture provides scientific and technical support for Technical Co-operation Projects managed by the IAEA's Department of Technical Co-operation and FAO's Technical Co-operation Department.

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