FAO/IAEA Technical Co-operation Projects

The Animal Production and Health Sub-programme of the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture transfers nuclear and related technologies to Member States by providing technical and scientific support through Technical Co-operation Projects (TCP) that are managed by IAEA's Department of Technical Co-operation and FAO's Technical Co-operation Department.

Technical Co-operation Projects are the mechanism to provide policy advice and technology support to Member States. This is achieved through the provision of training, expert services and equipment. These projects assist in developing the necessary human capacity and physical infrastructure, and in improving the operational processes and regulatory frameworks to establish sustainable technology packages in recipient countries. Furthermore, these projects also facilitate the collaboration between countries to address trans-boundary diseases e.g. contribution of migratory birds in the spread of avian flu.

Application forms for the formulation of IAEA and FAO projects can be respectively obtained at http://www-tc.iaea.org/tcweb/tcprogramme/default.asp and http://www.fao.org/tc/tcp/index_en.asp.

Ongoing Technical Co-operation Projects which are currently being supported by the Animal Production and Health Sub-programme are listed below.

Active TC Projects of Animal Production and Health

Country/
Region
Project No. 1st
Year
Project Title Technical Officer
Algeria ALG/5/027 2012 Strengthening Animal Health and Livestock Production to Improve Diagnostic and Reproductive Capacities in Animal Breeding and Support Expertise for the Feasibility Study of a Biosafety Laboratory, Level 3 (BSL3) M. Shamsuddin
I. Naletoski
C. Lamien
Angola ANG/5/013 2016 Applying Nuclear and Molecular Techniques for Diagnosis and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases G. Viljoen
I. Naletoski
Burundi BDI/0/001 2014 Supporting Human Resource Development and Nuclear Technology Support including Radiation Safety I. Naletoski
Benin BEN/5/007 2012 Soil, Crop and Livestock Integration for Sustainable Agriculture Development Through the Establishment of a National Laboratory Network H. Unger
M. Shamsuddin
Benin BEN/5/010 2016 Using Nuclear Techniques for Better Utilization of Local Feed Resources and Improved Reproduction Practices to Enhance Productivity and Conserve Nature M. Shamsuddin
Bangladesh BGD/5/030 2016 Building Capacity to Improve Dairy Cows Using Molecular and Nuclear Techniques M. Shamsuddin
G. Viljoen
Burkina Faso BKF/5/014 2014 Improving the Productivity of Small Ruminants through Diet, Health and Identification of Genetic Markers for Selection and Breeding Management M. Garcia
M. Shamsuddin
K. Periasamy
Burkina Faso BKF/5/015 2015 Enhancing Diagnostic Capacity for HPAI H5N1 Avian Influenza, using nuclear-derived technique H. Unger
I. Naletoski
Burkina Faso BKF/5/017 2016 Using Modern Animal Breeding Methods, Nuclear and Genomic Tools to Improve Dairy Production in Smallholder Production Systems M. Shamsuddin
K. Periasamy
Botswana BOT/5/011 2014 Using Nuclear and Molecular Techniques for Early and Rapid Diagnosis and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases G. Viljoen
C. Lamien
Botswana BOT/5/016 2016 Establishing District Laboratories that use Nuclear and Molecular Techniques for Early and Rapid Diagnosis of Endemic and Transboundary Animal Diseases G. Viljoen
C. Lamien
Belize BZE/5/007 2014 Supporting Sustainable Capacity Building through Distance Learning for Laboratory Personnel of the National Agricultural Health Authority G. Viljoen
Central Africa Republic CAF/5/009 2016 Controlling Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia and Peste de Petit Ruminants H. Unger
Cameroon CMR/5/018 2012 Improving Productivity of Indigenous Breeds and Animal Health M. Garcia
H. Unger
K. Periasamy
Cameroon CMR/5/019 2014 Using Nuclear Techniques to Improve Milk Production M. Garcia
H. Unger
M. Shamsuddin
K. Periasamy
El Salvador ELS/5/012 2016 Optimizing Livestock Production Systems through Cultivation and Efficient Use of Local Feed Resources, Monitoring of Performance and Reduction of Environmental Pollution through Solid Waste and Biogas Utilization M. Shamsuddin
I. Naletoski
Eritrea ERI/5/009 2012 Enhancing Small Scale Market Oriented Dairy Production and Safety for Dairy Products through Improved Feeding and Cattle Management, Higher Conception Rates and Lower Calf Mortality M. Shamsuddin
Ethiopia ETH/5/020 2016 Enhancing the Livelihood of Rural Communities through Addressing Major Zoonotic and Economically Important Small Ruminant Diseases H. Unger
C. Lamien
Ghana GHA/5/035 2015 Enhancing Diagnostic Capacity for HPAI H5N1 Avian Influenza, using nuclear-derived technique H. Unger
I. Naletoski
Cote d'Ivoire IVC/5/034 2014 Monitoring Epidemiology of Transboundary Animal Diseases H. Unger
Cote d'Ivoire IVC/5/037 2015 Enhancing Diagnostic Capacity for HPAI H5N1 Avian Influenza, using nuclear-derived technique H. Unger
I. Naletoski
Cote d'Ivoire IVC/5/038 2016 Studying Small Ruminant Respiratory Diseases H. Unger
G. Viljoen
Cambodia KAM/5/002 2012 Using Nuclear and Molecular Techniques to Improve Animal Productivity and Control Transboundary Animal Diseases M. Garcia
M. Shamsuddin
G. Viljoen
Cambodia KAM/5/003 2016 Supporting Sustainable Livestock Production M. Garcia
M. Shamsuddin
Kenya KEN/5/033 2012 Using an Integrated Approach towards Sustainable Livestock Health and Nutrition to Improve Their Production and Productivity for Enhanced Economic Development M. Shamsuddin
Laos LAO/5/003 2016 Using Nuclear and Molecular Techniques for Early and Rapid Diagnosis and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases in Livestock G. Viljoen
Lesotho LES/5/003 2014 Using Nuclear and Molecular Techniques for Improving Animal Productivity G. Viljoen
Lesotho LES/5/006 2016 Enhancing Animal Production and the Health of Sheep and Goats in Lesotho G. Viljoen
Madagascar MAG/5/020 2012 Improving Stockbreeding Productivity Through the Application of Nuclear and Related Techniques for Reducing Rural Poverty M. Shamsuddin
I. Naletoski
Madagascar MAG/5/024 2016 Applying Nuclear and DNA-Based Techniques to Improve Productivity of Local Livestock M. Shamsuddin
K. Periasamy
Mauritius MAR/5/025 2016 Improving the Productivity of Dairy Cattle through On-Farm Application of Achieved Research Information on Feeding Practices M. Shamsuddin
Mauritania MAU/5/004 2014 Supporting Genetic Improvement of Local Cattle Breeds and Strengthening the Control of Cross-Border Diseases H. Unger
M. Shamsuddin
Mali MLI/5/025 2014 Improving National Capacities to Characterise Serotypes of Major Animal Diseases Using Molecular Biology Techniques for the Development of a National Disease Control Strategy I. Naletoski
C. Lamien
Mali MLI/5/026 2012 Improving the Diagnosis of Livestock Diseases I. Naletoski
C. Lamien
Mali MLI/5/027 2016 Using Nuclear and Molecular Techniques for Early and Rapid Diagnosis, Epidemiological Surveillance and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases I. Naletoski
C. Lamien
Malawi MLW/5/002 2016 Strengthening Capacity for the Diagnosis, Prevention and Control of Animal Diseases of Public Health Importance H. Unger
Montenegro MNE/5/003 2016 Improving Diagnosis of Animal Diseases and Food Pathogens I. Naletoski
Mongolia MON/5/020 2012 Improving the Health Status of Livestock by Developing a Technology to Produce the Vaccine and Diagnostic Kit for Transboundary Animal Diseases H. Unger
G. Viljoen
Mongolia MON/5/021 2012 Improving the Productivity and Sustainability of Farms Using Nuclear Techniques in Combination with Molecular Marker Technology M. Shamsuddin
Mongolia MON/5/022 2016 Implementing Early Diagnosis and Rapid Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases, Including Foot-and-Mouth disease (FMD) and Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) H. Unger
G. Viljoen
Morocco MOR/5/034 2014 Improving Veterinary Drug Residue Detection and Animal Disease Diagnosis with Nuclear and Molecular Techniques I. Naletoski
Mozambique MOZ/5/005 2014 Strengthening the Sustainability of the Institution to Address Animal Diseases, Prevention, Food Safety and Animal Production Problems through Nuclear and Related Techniques G. Viljoen
Myanmar MYA/5/026 2016 Improving the Livelihoods of Smallholder Livestock Farmers by Developing Animal Feeding Strategies for Enhanced Food Security M. Shamsuddin
Namibia NAM/5/011 2012 Establishing Research and Diagnostic Capacity for the Effective Control of Animal Diseases in the Northern Communal Areas and Improving Veterinary Public Health Services H. Unger
G. Viljoen
Nepal NEP/5/002 2012 Improving Animal Productivity and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases Using Nuclear and Molecular Techniques G. Viljoen
I. Naletoski
Nepal NEP/5/004 2016 Improving Animal Productivity and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases using Nuclear and Molecular Techniques: Phase II I. Naletoski
Niger NER/5/018 2015 Enhancing Diagnostic Capacity for HPAI H5N1 Avian Influenza, using nuclear-derived technique H. Unger
I. Naletoski
Nigeria NIR/5/038 2015 Enhancing Diagnostic Capacity for HPAI H5N1 Avian Influenza, using nuclear-derived technique H. Unger
I. Naletoski
Pakistan PAK/5/050 2016 Developing a Facility for the Diagnosis of Transboundary Animal Diseases and Vaccine Production H. Unger
V. Wijewardana
Palestine PAL/5/007 2016 Upgrading Animal Feeding Laboratory in Terms of Human Capacity Building and Infrastructure I. Naletoski
M. Shamsuddin
Papua New Guinea PAP/5/002 2016 Genetically Characterising and Improving Productivity of Cattle by Enhanced Reproduction and Better Feeding K. Periasamy
M. Shamsuddin
Peru PER/5/032 2016 Conducting Genetic Characterization of Alpacas for Resistance to Diseases K. Periasamy
M. Shamsuddin
Africa RAF/0/042 2014 Promoting the Sustainability and Networking of National Nuclear Institutions for Development I. Naletoski
Africa RAF/5/068 2014 Improving Livestock Productivity through Strengthened Transboundary Animal Disease Control using Nuclear Technologies to Promote Food Security (AFRA) H. Unger
C. Lamien
Africa RAF/5/073 2015 Strengthening Africa’s Regional Capacity for Diagnosis of Emerging or Re-emerging Zoonotic Diseases, including Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and Establishing Early Warning Systems H. Unger
I. Naletoski
Asia and the Pacific RAS/5/060 2012 Supporting Early Warning, Response and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases H. Unger
Asia and the Pacific RAS/5/063 2012 Improving the Reproductive and Productive Performance of Local Small Ruminants by Implementing Reliable Artificial Insemination Programmes M. Garcia
M. Shamsuddin
K. Periasamy
Asia and the Pacific RAS/5/069 2014 Complementing Conventional Approaches with Nuclear Techniques towards Flood Risk Mitigation and Post-Flood Rehabilitation Efforts in Asia G. Viljoen
I. Naletoski
C. Lamien
Europe RER/9/137 2016 Enhancing National Capabilities for Response to Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies I. Naletoski
Latin America and the Caribbean RLA/5/071 2016 Decreasing the Parasite Infestation Rate of Sheep (ARCAL CXLIV) M. Shamsuddin
Senegal SEN/5/036 2016 Controlling Mycoplasma Mycoides Infection — Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) and Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP) H. Unger
Syria SEY/5/008 2014 Building Capacity for Diagnosis of Animal Diseases using Nuclear and related Techniques (Phase I) H. Unger
G. Viljoen
Sierra Leone SIL/5/013 2012 Establishing a Dual-Purpose Cattle Development Project for the Sustainable Contribution to Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Improved Livelihoods of Communities Raising Cattle H. Unger
M. Shamsuddin
Sierra Leone SIL/5/015 2015 Enhancing Ebola Diagnostic Capacity using nuclear-derived technique at WHO/NICD EVD Lakka Laboratory, Freetown, Sierra Leone H. Unger
I. Naletoski
G. Viljoen
Sierra Leone SIL/5/018 2016 Strengthening Artificial Insemination and Disease Diagnosis Services Coupled with Improved Feeding to Enhance the Productivity of Cattle H. Unger
I. Naletoski
Sri Lanka SRL/5/045 2014 Establishing a National Centre for Nuclear Agriculture H. Unger
C. Lamien
Sri Lanka SRL/5/046 2016 Improving Livelihoods Through Dairy Cattle Production: Women Farmers’ Empowerment M. Shamsuddin
M. Garcia
Sudan SUD/5/036 2014 Improving Livestock Production for Enhanced Food Security through Genetic Improvement of Indigenous Animal Breeds Using Artificial Insemination, Improved Nutrition and Adequate Animal Disease Control Measures M. Garcia
I. Naletoski
Thailand THA/5/053 2014 Enhancing Productivity and Control of Reproductive Diseases of Dairy Cattle and Buffaloes by Application of Nuclear-Based and Molecular Techniques M. Shamsuddin
G. Viljoen
Togo TOG/5/001 2016 Improving and Promoting Bovine Milk Production through Artificial Insemination M. Shamsuddin
Tunisia TUN/5/028 2014 Supporting Watering Strategies to Help Livestock Raised in Semiarid and Arid Regions Coping with Climate Change M. Garcia
I. Naletoski
Uganda UGA/5/035 2014 Improving Food Safety through Surveillance of Fish Diseases H. Unger
C. Lamien
Uganda UGA/5/038 2016 Supporting National Animal Production and Productivity through the Establishment of Regional Animal Health Centres and Improving Disease Control at the National Animal Disease Diagnostics and Epidemiology Centre H. Unger
Tanzania URT/5/027 2012 Improving Livestock Production and Productivity through Sustainable Application of Nuclear and Related Techniques M. Shamsuddin
M. Garcia
Tanzania URT/5/031 2016 Improving Indigenous Cattle Breeds through Enhanced Artificial Insemination Service Delivery in Coastal Areas M. Shamsuddin
Vietnam VIE/5/019 2016 Applying Nuclear Related Techniques for Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs) Diagnosis G. Viljoen
V. Wijewardana
Yemen YEM/5/012 2014 Improving Diagnostic and Analytical Capabilities of the Central Veterinary Laboratory Including Residue Testing of Animal Products H. Unger
Democratic Rep. of the Congo ZAI/5/021 2012 Upgrading Laboratory Services for the Diagnosis of Animal Diseases and Building Capacity in Vaccine Production to Support the Sustainability of Food Security and Poverty Alleviation H. Unger
Democratic Rep. of the Congo ZAI/5/023 2014 Upgrading Laboratory Services for Capacity Building in Fish and Aquaculture Diseases as a Contribution to Sustainable Poverty Alleviation and Sanitary Security of Food H. Unger
Democratic Rep. of the Congo ZAI/5/024 2016 Upgrading Vaccine Production to Protect Livestock from Transboundary Animal Disease H. Unger
V. Wijewardana
Zambia ZAM/5/028 2012 Improving Productivity of Dairy Animals Maintained on Smallholder Farms through Selected Breeding and Effective Disease Diagnosis and Control Using Isotopic and Nuclear Techniques M. Garcia
I. Naletoski