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 ALG5027 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
Ch. Lamien
Angola ANG5010 2012 Characterising Indigenous Animal Breeds for Improving the Genetic Quality of Local Cattle Breeds and Small Ruminants Mohammed Shamsuddin
Angola ANG5011 2012 Monitoring Soil Fertility in Pasture Areas for Their Improvement and Maintenance M. Shamsuddin
L. Kheng Heng
Burundi BDI0001 2014 Supporting Human Resource Development and Nuclear Technology Support including Radiation Safety J. Halder
S. Sabharwal
P. Dominique Brisset
I. Naletoski
A. Wahbi
H. Lionel Mansoux
G. Dercon
C. Loechl
F. Sarsu
Benin BEN5007 2012 Soil, Crop and Livestock Integration for Sustainable Agriculture Development Through the Establishment of a National Laboratory Network H. Unger
M. Shamsuddin
M. Nguyen
L. Kheng Heng
Burkina Faso BKF5011 2012 Improving the Health and Productivity of Small Ruminants through Efficient Animal Feeding, Identification of Genetic Markers for Breeding Programmes and Better Health and Reproductive Management M. Shamsuddin
K. Periasamy
Burkina Faso BKF5014 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
Bosnia and Herzegovina BOH5001 2009 Reducing the Incidence of Brucellosis in Animals and Humans by Surveillance and Control I. Naletoski
Botswana BOT5008 2012 Using Nuclear and Molecular Diagnostic Techniques for Improved Diagnosis of Animal Diseases Gerrit Viljoen
Charles Lamien
Botswana BOT5011 2014 Using Nuclear and Molecular Techniques for Early and Rapid Diagnosis and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases Gerrit Viljoen
Charles Lamien
Belize BZE5006 2012 Establishing Early and Rapid Diagnosis of Transboundary Animal Diseases to Support Food Security Gerrit Viljoen
Belize BZE5007 2014 Supporting Sustainable Capacity Building through Distance Learning for Laboratory Personnel of the National Agricultural Health Authority Gerrit Viljoen
B. M. Maestroni
Central African Republic CAF5005 2012 Enhancing Livestock Productivity through the Improvement of Selection and Use of Artificial Insemination for Increased Meat and Milk Production Mohammed Shamsuddin
Chad CHD5004 2012 Improving Cattle Productivity through Genetic Improvement, Including Artificial Insemination, to Contribute to Reducing Poverty and Combating Food Insecurity Mohammed Shamsuddin
Cameroon CMR5018 2012 Improving Productivity of Indigenous Breeds and Animal Health M. Garcia
H. Unger
K. Periasamy
Cameroon CMR5019 2014 Using Nuclear Techniques to Improve Milk Production M. Garcia
H. Unger
M. Shamsuddin
K. Periasamy
El-Salvador ELS5011 2012 Enhancing Livestock Productivity and Decreasing Environmental Pollution through Balanced Feeding and Proper Manure Management H. Unger
M. Shamsuddin
Eritrea ERI5009 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 Mohammed Shamsuddin
Ethiopia ETH5017 2012 Improving Livestock Productivity through Advances in Animal Health and Production A. Diallo
H. Unger
Cote d'Ivoire IVC5032 2012 Establishing Epidemiological Surveillance of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) and Studying Its Socio-Economic Impact on Rural Populations by Developing Diagnostic Tools and Providing Economic Data to Veterinary Services H. Unger
A. Diallo
G. Viljoen
Cote d'Ivoire IVC5034 2014 Monitoring Epidemiology of Transboundary Animal Diseases H. Unger
A. Diallo
Cambodia KAM5002 2012 Using Nuclear and Molecular Techniques to Improve Animal Productivity and Control Transboundary Animal Diseases M. Garcia
M. Shamsuddin
G. Viljoen
Kenya KEN5033 2012 Using an Integrated Approach towards Sustainable Livestock Health and Nutrition to Improve Their Production and Productivity for Enhanced Economic Development A. Diallo
M. Shamsuddin
Lesotho LES5002 2012 Using Nuclear and Molecular Techniques for Improving Animal Productivity and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases to Enhance Livestock Production and Health Gerrit Viljoen
Lesotho LES5003 2014 Using Nuclear and Molecular Techniques for Improving Animal Productivity Gerrit Viljoen
Madagascar MAG5020 2012 Improving Stockbreeding Productivity Through the Application of Nuclear and Related Techniques for Reducing Rural Poverty M. Shamsuddin
I. Naletoski
Mauritius MAR5021 2012 Improving Smallholder Dairy Productivity through Better Nutrition by Using Locally Available Forage and Browse Species Mohammed Shamsuddin
Mauritania MAU5004 2014 Supporting Genetic Improvement of Local Cattle Breeds and Strengthening the Control of Cross-Border Diseases H. Unger
M. Shamsuddin
Mali MLI5025 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
Ch. Lamien
Mali MLI5026 2012 Improving the Diagnosis of Livestock Diseases I. Naletoski
Ch. Lamien
Malawi MLW5001 2012 Strengthening the Essential Animal Health and Veterinary Infrastructure for Disease Control and Management Services in Urban and Rural Areas Hermann Unger
Mongolia MON5020 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 MON5021 2012 Improving the Productivity and Sustainability of Farms Using Nuclear Techniques in Combination with Molecular Marker Technology B. Forster
M. Shamsuddin
S. Nielen
M. Nguyen
Morocco MOR5034 2014 Improving Veterinary Drug Residue Detection and Animal Disease Diagnosis with Nuclear and Molecular Techniques H. Unger
J. Sasanya
I. Naletoski
Mozambique MOZ5005 2014 Strengthening the Sustainability of the Institution to Address Animal Diseases, Prevention, Food Safety and Animal Production Problems through Nuclear and Related Techniques Gerrit Viljoen
Myanmar MYA5022 2012 Improving Animal Productivity through the Use of DNA-Based Technology and Artificial Insemination M. Shamsuddin
K. Periasamy
Myanmar MYA5024 2014 Supporting the National Foot-and-Mouth Disease Control Programme Gerrit Viljoen
Namibia NAM5011 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 NEP5002 2012 Improving Animal Productivity and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases Using Nuclear and Molecular Techniques G. Viljoen
I. Naletoski
Niger NER5016 2014 Strengthening the Capacities of the Epidemiological Surveillance Network for Transboundary Animal Diseases of Livestock I. Naletoski
Nicaragua NIC5008 2012 Improving Technical Capabilities for Detection of Diseases and Residues in Agriculture G. Viljoen
J. Sasanya
Paraguay PAR5009 2012 Increasing the Quantity and Quality of Forage to Increase Production, Efficiency and Quality of Milk Produced by Small and Medium Scale Dairy Farmers(Not Funded) Mohammed Shamsuddin
AFRA RAF5057 2009 Strengthening Capacities for the Diagnosis and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases in Africa (AFRA) H. Unger
A. Diallo
Ch. Lamien
AFRA RAF5068 2014 Improving Livestock Productivity through Strengthened Transboundary Animal Disease Control using Nuclear Technologies to Promote Food Security (AFRA) H. Unger
A. Diallo
Ch. Lamien
RCA RAS5060 2012 Supporting Early Warning, Response and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases H. Unger
A. Diallo
Ch. Lamien
RCA-ARASIA RAS5063 2012 Improving the Reproductive and Productive Performance of Local Small Ruminants by Implementing Reliable Artificial Insemination Programmes M. Garcia
A. Diallo
M. Shamsuddin
K. Periasamy
RCA RAS5069 2014 Complementing Conventional Approaches with Nuclear Techniques towards Flood Risk Mitigation and Post-Flood Rehabilitation Efforts in Asia B. Kumar
G. Viljoen
M. Nguyen
I. Naletoski
A. Diallo
Ch. Lamien
Euro-Asian Region RER5016 2012 Supporting Coordinated Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases with Socioeconomic Impact and that Affect Human Health A. Diallo
I. Naletoski
Ch. Lamien
Latin America RLA5049 2007 Integrated Control of Fascioliasis in Latin America (in Support of National Programmes) G. Viljoen
I. Naletoski
Seychelles SEY5008 2014 Building Capacity for Diagnosis of Animal Diseases using Nuclear and related Techniques (Phase I) H. Unger
G. Viljoen
Sierra Leone SIL5013 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
Sri Lanka SRL5042 2009 Applying Molecular Diagnostics to Zoonotic Diseases H. Unger
Ch. Lamien
R. Kashyap
Sri Lanka SRL5045 2014 Establishing a National Centre for Nuclear Agriculture H. Unger
Ch. Lamien
P. Lagoda
F. Sarsu
Sudan SUD5036 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 THA5053 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
Tunisia TUN5028 2014 Supporting Watering Strategies to Help Livestock Raised in Semiarid and Arid Regions Coping with Climate Change M. Garcia
I. Naletoski
Uganda UGA5032 2012 Improving Animal Production and Productivity through Advanced Animal Disease Control and Animal Production Measures H. Unger
Ch. Lamien
Tanzania URT5027 2012 Improving Livestock Production and Productivity through Sustainable Application of Nuclear and Related Techniques M. Nguyen
R. Argiles
M. Shamsuddin
K. Sakadevan
L. Kheng Heng
M. Garcia
H. Unger
Uruguay URU5026 2009 Increasing the Profitability of Dairy Producers by Improving Reproduction Efficiency, Rational Sustainable Use of Genet M. Shamsuddin
K. Periasamy
Uruguay URU5028 2012 Improving the Diagnosis of Bacterial, Viral and Parasitic Zoonotic Diseases that Impact the National Economy and Human Health (Not Funded) Gerrit Viljoen
Yemen YEM5012 2014 Improving Diagnostic and Analytical Capabilities of the Central Veterinary Laboratory Including Residue Testing of Animal Products H. Unger
A. Diallo
Democratic Rep. of the Congo ZAI5021 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
A. Diallo
Democratic Rep. of the Congo ZAI5023 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
A. Diallo
Zambia ZAM5028 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
Zimbabwe ZIM5016 2012 Strengthening Food Security and Safety by Advancing Technologies for the Rapid Diagnosis of Diseases of Major Economic and Zoonotic Importance and for Residue/Pesticide Control in Animals and Animal Products I. Naletoski