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
Africa RAF0051 2018 Supporting Specific Needs in the African Region Due to Emergencies I. Naletoski
H. Unger
G. Viljoen
Africa RAF5073 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 I. Naletoski
H. Unger
Africa RAF5082 2020 Enhancing Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity Capacities to Address Threats from Zoonotic and Transboundary Animal Diseases (AFRA) I. Naletoski
H. Unger
Albania ALB5008 2020 Improving and Enhancing National Capabilities for Early Detection of Vector Borne Diseases through the Application of Conventional and Molecular Methods I. Naletoski
Angola ANG5016 2020 Recovering the Vaccine Production Unit and Monitoring Active Animal Immunity H. Unger
V. Wijewardana
Asia RAS0081 2018 Supporting Human Resource Development and Nuclear Technology Including Emerging Needs I. Naletoski
G. Viljoen
Asia RAS5085 2020 Using Nuclear Derived Techniques in the Early and Rapid Detection of Priority Animal and Zoonotic Diseases with Focus on Avian Influenza I. Naletoski
G. Viljoen
Asia RAS5078 2016 Enhancing Food Safety Laboratory Capabilities and Establishing a Network in Asia to Control Veterinary Drug Residues and Related Chemical Contaminants G. Viljoen 
Belize BZE5009 2018 Establishing Early and Rapid Diagnoses and Control of Transboundary Animal and Zoonotic Diseases G. Viljoen 
Belize BZE5010 2020 Strengthening national capacities to control animal diseases G. Viljoen 
Bosnia and Herzegovina BOH5002 2018 Strengthening State Infrastructure for Food and Animal Food Control and Protecting Animal Health I. Naletoski
Botswana BOT5016 2018 Developing the Application of Immunological and Molecular nuclear and Nuclear Derived Early and Rapid Diagnosis and Control of Trans-boundary Animal and Zoonotic Diseases G. Viljoen 
Botswana BOT5018 2020 Reducing the Incidence and Impact of Transboundary Animal and Zoonotic Diseases C. Lamien
G. Viljoen
Botswana BOT5021 2020 Improving Reproductive and Productive Performance of Crossbred Dairy Cattle G. Viljoen
K. Periasamy
Bulgaria BUL5017 2020 Enhancing the National Diagnostic Capabilities for Detection of Hepatitis E Virus in Pigs and Pig Products I. Naletoski
Burkina Faso BKF5021 2018 Improving Local Poultry Production Through Incorporation of Nutraceuticals in Feeds and Genetic Characterization K. Periasamy
Burundi BDI5002 2018 Improving Animal Production Through Enhanced Application of Nuclear and Related Techniques I. Naletoski
V. Tsuma
Cambodia  KAM5003 2016 Supporting Sustainable Livestock Production M. Garcia 
Cameroon CMR5022 2018 Controlling Transboundary Animal diseases with Special Emphasis on Peste des Petits Ruminants H. Unger
Cameroon CMR5024 2020 Improving Goat and Sheep Productivity in Rural Areas Using Nuclear-Derived Techniques for Genetic Marker Identification, Reproduction Harnessing and Feed Analysis K. Periasamy
Central African Republic CAF5010 2018 Building National Capacities for the Diagnosis and Control of Animal Diseases and for Increasing Animal Production H. Unger
Chad CHD5008 2020 Improving Bovine Productivity Using Artificial Insemination V. Tsuma
Chad CHD5010 2020 Eradicating Pests in Small Ruminants Using Nuclear Technology H. Unger
Congo PRC5001 2018 Monitoring Livestock Diseases and Certifying Animal Health H. Unger
Côte d'Ivoire IVC5038 2016 Studying Small Ruminant Respiratory Diseases C. Lamien
H. Unger
G. Viljeon
Côte d'Ivoire IVC5039 2016 Improving Maize Production in Savannah Areas with Severe Pedoclimatic Degradation in the North of Côte d’Ivoire through the Cultivation of Induced Mutants Adapted to these Areas H. Unger 
Democratic Rep. of the Congo ZAI5027 2018 Developing Early and Rapid Diagnosis and Control of Transboundary and Zoonotic Diseases H. Unger
Eritrea ERI5010 2018 Increasing Small Scale Dairy Production Through Improved Feeding, Cattle Management and Higher Conception Rates, Thereby Improving Rural Livelihood and Contributing to Food Security K. Periasamy
V. Tsuma
Eswatini SWA5001 2020 Reducing the Incidence and Impact of Transboundary Animal and Zoonotic Diseases G. Viljoen 
Ethiopia ETH5020 2016 Enhancing the Livelihood of Rural Communities through Addressing Major Zoonotic and Economically Important Small Ruminant Diseases C. Lamien
H. Unger
Europe RER5023 2018 Enhancing National Capabilities for Early and Rapid Detection of Priority Vector Borne Diseases of Animals (Including Zoonoses) by Means of Molecular Diagnostic Tools I. Naletoski
Europe RER5025 2020 Improving Early Detection and Rapid Response to Potential Outbreaks of Priority Animal and Zoonotic Diseases I. Naletoski
Indonesia  INS5042 2018 Improving Cattle Productivity Through Improved Feeding and Enhanced Reproduction K. Periasamy
V. Tsuma
International INT5155 2016 Sharing Knowledge on the Sterile Insect and Related Techniques for the Integrated Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests and Human Disease Vectors I. Naletoski
Kenya KEN5038 2018 Using Nuclear Techniques to Evaluate and Improve the Impact of Mutated Forages on the Performance of Smallholder Dairy Cows M. Garcia 
Lao PDR LAO5004 2018 Enhancing National Capability for Crop Production and Controlling Trans-Boundary Animal Diseases G. Viljoen
Lao PDR LAO5005 2020 Reducing the Incidence and Impact of Transboundary Animal and Zoonotic Diseases G. Viljoen
Latin America RLA5084 2020 Developing Human Resources and Building Capacity of Member States in the Application of Nuclear Technology to Agriculture I. Naletoski
Lesotho LES5007 2018 Enhancing Livestock Production and Health G. Viljoen
Lesotho LES5010 2020 Using Nuclear and Molecular Technology to Improve Livestock Production and Health G. Viljoen
Madagascar MAG5024 2016 Applying Nuclear and DNA-Based Techniques to Improve Productivity of Local Livestock V. Tsuma
Malawi MLW5004 2020 Strengthening Capacity for the Diagnosis and Control of Mastitis in Dairy Cattle H. Unger
Mali MLI5029 2018 Upgrading Capacities to Differentiate Priority Animal and Zoonotic Diseases Using Nuclear Related Molecular Techniques I. Naletoski
Mauritania MAU5007 2018 Supporting Genetic Improvement of Local Cattle Breeds and Strengthening the Control of Cross-Border Diseases - Phase II M. Garcia 
Mongolia MON5023 2018 Enhancing Livestock Production Through the Improved Diagnosis and Prevention of Transboundary Animal Diseases H. Unger
G. Viljoen 
Mongolia MON5025 2020 Improving Breed Characterization of Cashmere Goats to Facilitate the Establishment of Strategic Breeding Programmes G. Viljeon 
Morocco MOR5037 2018 Enhancing Control of Chemical Food and Feed Contaminants, Animal Disease Diagnosis and Trade in Fresh Fruits I. Naletoski
Mozambique MOZ5008 2018 Strengthening National Capacity for the Application of Nuclear and Related Techniques to Improve Animal Health and Production G. Viljeon 
Mozambique MOZ5009 2020 Strengthening National Capacity to Control the Incidence and Impact of Transboundary Animal and Zoonotic Diseases G. Viljeon 
Myanmar MYA5026 2016 Improving the Livelihoods of Smallholder Livestock Farmers by Developing Animal Feeding Strategies for Enhanced Food Security G. Viljoen
Myanmar MYA5028 2020 Reducing the Incidence and Impact of Transboundary Animal and Zoonotic Diseases G. Viljeon 
Namibia NAM5018 2020 Strengthening Animal Health and Food Safety Control Systems G. Viljeon 
Nepal NEP5005 2018 Strengthening Capacity in Veterinary Diagnosis I. Naletoski
Nigeria NIR5041 2020 Improving Livestock Productivity through Enhanced Nutrition and Reproduction Using Nuclear and Molecular Techniques K. Periasamy
Papua New Guinea PAP5003 2018 Enhancing Genetic Characterization and Improving Productivity of Cattle by Enhanced Reproduction and Better Feeding - PHASE-II K. Periasamy
Paraguay PAR5011 2020 Improving the Conservation of Germplasm of High Performance Livestock and Native Cattle M. Garcia 
Senegal  SEN5036 2016 Controlling Mycoplasma Mycoides Infection — Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) and Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP) H. Unger
Senegal  SEN5042 2020 Using Nuclear and Related Techniques in Improving the Productivity of Domestic Ruminants V. Tsuma
Serbia SRB5004 2020 Strengthening of National Reference Laboratories Capacities for Early Detection, Epidemiological Surveillance and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases in Emergency Situations I. Naletoski
Sierra Leone SIL5019 2018 Strengthening Capacities for the Diagnosis and Control of Zoonoses to Improve Public Health Services and Livestock Production H. Unger
Sri Lanka SRL5046 2016 Improving Livelihoods Through Dairy Cattle Production: Women Farmers&rsquo
Empowerment
M. Garcia 
Sri Lanka SRL5049 2020 Supporting Control of Stomach Worm Infection in Goats H. Unger
V. Wijewardana
Syrian Arab Republic SYR5025 2018 Enhancing the Nutritive and Reproductive Characteristics of Small Ruminants by Means of Nuclear and other Related Techniques Using Locally Available Unconventional Feed Resources I. Naletoski
Tajikistan TAD5006 2020 Applying Nuclear and Molecular Techniques for Diagnosis and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases I. Naletoski
Togo TOG5003 2020 Improving Livestock Production and Milk Quality Using Artificial Insemination V. Tsuma
United Republic of Tanzania URT5036 2020 Enhancing Artificial Insemination Services and Application of Radioimmunoassay Techniques to Improve Dairy Cattle Productivity V. Tsuma
Viet Nam VIE5023 2020 Reducing the Incidence and Impact of Transboundary Animal and Zoonotic Diseases G. Viljoen
Zimbabwe ZIM5024 2018 Establishing an Artificial Insemination Center to Enhance the Rebuilding of the National Herd V. Tsuma