FAO/IAEA Technical Co-operation Projects

The Food and Environmental Protection subprogramme 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 Cooperation Projects (TCPs) that are managed by IAEA's Department of Technical Co-operation and FAO's Technical Co-operation Department.

The transfer of these technologies assists Member States in their efforts to ensure the safety and quality of food and agricultural commodities while at the same time facilitating international trade. Our activities primarily focus on strengthening Member State capacities for the application of international standards on irradiation as well as on the use of nuclear and related analytical technologies and capacity building in the management of food and environmental hazards. These efforts are based on a coordinated and comprehensive “farm to fork” approach to food production systems that ensure the application of good agricultural practices throughout the food chain.

Technical Cooperation 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 building sustainable laboratory capability in recipient countries to monitor contaminants and residues.

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 Insect Pest Control Subprogramme are listed below.

Active TC Projects of Food and Environmental Protection

Country/Region Project No. 1st Year Title Technical Officer
Algeria ALG5030 2018 Contributing to the Implementation of the National Agricultural Development Programme Through Strengthening Soil, Water and Nutrient Management Practices Including Food Safety Using Nuclear and Related Techniques J.J. Sasanya
Angola ANG5014 2018 Upgrading Laboratory Services for Control of Food Quality for Human and Animal Consumption J.J. Sasanya
Z. Ye
Bahrain BAH5001 2016 Determining Pesticide and Mycotoxin Residues in Water and Food J.J. Sasanya
Z. Ye
Bahrain BAH5002 2018 Establishing a National Quality Control Standard for Foodstuffs and Fishery Products J.J. Sasanya
Z. Ye
Bangladesh BGD5031 2016 Strengthening Capacities to Monitor and Control Veterinary Drug Residues in Foods of Animal Origin J.J. Sasanya
Bangladesh BGD5032 2018 Building Capacity in Improving Food Safety Using Nuclear and Other Complementary Analytical Techniques S. Kelly
Z.Ye
Benin BEN5009 2014 Monitoring Safe Food Supply through Total Diet Studies and the Application of Nuclear and Complementary Analytical Techniques J.J. Sasanya
Benin BEN5011 2018 Strengthening National Capabilities to Improve the Safety and Competitiveness of Exportable Food Products J.J. Sasanya
Botswana BOT5017 2018 Enhancing Capabilities for Inter-institutional Monitoring of Chemical Food Contaminants Using Nuclear/Isotopic and Complementary Analytical Techniques J.J. Sasanya
A. Cannavan
Cameroon CMR5023 2018 Strengthening Laboratory Capabilities to Monitor Contaminants in Fisheries Products J.J. Sasanya
China CPR5022 2016 Implementing the Stable Isotope Technique for High Quality Agro-product Traceability and Authenticity A. Cannavan
S. Kelly
Colombia COL5025 2016 Improving Capacity to Diagnose Residual Pesticides and other Contaminants in Exotic Tropical Fruits to Make Food Exports More Acceptable on the International Market J.J. Sasanya
Costa Rica COS5032 2014 Enhancing the Capacity to Control Contaminants and Residues of Veterinary Medicines and Pesticides in Foodstuffs of Animal Origin Using Nuclear and Conventional Analytical Techniques J.J. Sasanya
Costa Rica COS5033 2016 Assessing and Implementing Biochar Use in Climate Smart and Environmentally Friendly Pineapple Production Using Isotopic Techniques C.M. Blackburn
A. Cannavan
M. Zaman
Costa Rica COS5036 2014 Improving Analytical Capacity to Monitor Food Contaminants and Veterinary Drug Residues Using Nuclear/Isotopic and Complementary Techniques J.J. Sasanya
Cuba CUB5019 2016 Strengthening National Capacity for Monitoring Heavy Metals to Imrpove Soil and Food Quality Agro-product Traceability and Authenticity C.M. Blackburn
J.J. Sasanya
S. Kelly
Cuba CUB5022 2018 Promoting Food Safety through the Mitigation of Contaminants in Fruits for Human Consumption C.M. Blackburn
Dominica DMI5001 2016 Enhancing Capacity to Monitor Agrochemical Residues in Foods and the Environment J.J. Sasanya
Ecuador ECU5028 2014 Consolidating Food Security and Environmental Sustainability in Palm Oil Production Using Nuclear Applications B.M. Maestroni
A. Cannavan
J. Adu-Gyamfi
Ecuador ECU5030 2018 Reducing Post-Harvest Losses of Native Potatoes and other Fresh Foods by Irradiation C.M. Blackburn
Egypt EGY5026 2016 Establishing a National Reference Laboratory Applying Nuclear/Isotopic and Related Techniques in the Analysis of Food Contaminants J.J. Sasanya
Fiji FIJ5002 2018 Increasing Trade and Export Capacities of Selected Value Chains Within the Agro-Food Sector Through the Adoption of an Appropriate Quality Infrastructure C.M. Blackburn
Z. Ye
Guatemala GUA0010 2018 Building Capacity and Enhancing Nuclear Technology C.M. Blackburn
Haiti HAI5006 2016 Increasing Productivity and Exportability in the Agricultural Sector through Soil and Water Management and Food Safety Monitoring C.M. Blackburn
J. Adu-Gyamfi
Iraq IRQ5021 2016 Developing Food Safety and Assurance System Using Nuclear and Other Related Technologies J.J. Sasanya
A. Cannavan
S. Kelly

Cambodia KAM5004 2018 Strengthening National Capability for Food and Feed Safety D. Battaglia
J.J. Sasanya
Libya LIB5012 2016 Using Nuclear and Complementary Techniques for Monitoring Agrochemical Residues in Food Products and the Environment J.J. Sasanya
Malaysia MAL5030 2016 Strengthening National Technical Capability in Food Traceability of Edible Birds Nest through the Application of Nuclear and Related Technologies A. Cannavan
S. Kelly
Z. Jandric
Marshall Islands MHL7001 2016 Developing a National Radioactivity monitoring Capacity J.J. Sasanya
I. Osvath (NAEL)
Mauritius MAR5024 2016 Building Capacity to Analyse Veterinary Drug Residues and Related Chemical Contaminants in Animal Products J.J. Sasanya
Mongolia MON5024 2018 Enhancing Food Safety Analytical Capabilities for Veterinary Drug Residues and Related Contaminants Using Isotopic Techniques J.J. Sasanya
D. Battaglia
Z. Ye
Montenegro MNE5004 2018 Strengthening Technical and Institutional Capacities of the National Reference Laboratory for Food and Feed Control Z. Ye
A. Cannavan           
Z. Jandric
Morocco MOR5036 2016 Valorizing and Improving the Quality of Food Products by Using Irradiation Techniques C.M. Blackburn
Morocco MOR5037 2018 Enhancing Control of Chemical Food and Feed Contaminants, Animal Disease Diagnosis and Trade in Fresh Fruits D. Battaglia
J.J. Sasanya
C.M. Blackburn
Namibia NAM5015 2018 Developing Capacity of the National Standard Institution and Agro-Marketing and Trade Agency in the Areas of Food Safety B. Maestroni
A. Cannavan
Niger NER5020 2016 Building Capacity at the Central Laboratory (LABOCEL), Niamey, for Control of Food Products of Animal Origin J.J. Sasanya
Niger NER5022 2018 Strengthening Nuclear / Isotopic and Complementary Laboratory Capabilities for Monitoring Contaminants in Food, Feed and Water D. Battaglia
J.J. Sasanya
Nigeria NIR5039 2016 Enhancing Dietary Exposure Assessment of Chemicals in Food J.J. Sasanya
Oman OMA5003 2016 Strengthening National Capabilities in Food Safety and Food Traceability B.M. Maestroni
J.J. Sasanya
Z. Ye
Panama PAN5024 2016 Developing Analytical Capabilities for the Detection of Chemical Contaminants in Food and the Quality of Agrochemicals B.M. Maestroni
Panama PAN5025 2016 Expanding and Strengthening the Phytosanitary Surveillance System for Fruit Fly, Emphasizing Exotic Species of Quarantine Importance, and Exploring the Use of Nuclear Techniques for Post-Harvest Treatment as a Complementary Action W.R. Enkerlin Hoeflich
C.M. Blackburn
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PAL5010 2018 Strengthening Capability to Monitor Contaminants in Food and Related Matrices through Nuclear and Complementary Analytical Techniques J.J. Sasanya
Senegal SEN5038 2016 Strengthening Laboratory Capabilities for Analysing Veterinary Drug Residues and Contaminants in Food J.J. Sasanya
A. Cannavan
Seychelles SEY5010 2018 Strengthening Laboratory Capabilities to Enhance Food Safety Using Nuclear and Complimentary Analytical Techniques J.J. Sasanya
Sierra Leone SIL5016 2016 Strengthening Laboratory Capabilities to Evaluate and Monitor Levels of Mycotoxins, Toxic Metals and Related Contaminants in Foods J.J. Sasanya
Z. Jandric
Sri Lanka SRL5048 2018 Strengthening National Capability for Food and Feed Safety A.Cannavan
Sudan SUD5035 2012 Establishing a Laboratory for Monitoring Veterinary Drug Residues and Prohibited Substances in Livestock and Livestock Products through Application of Nuclear and Related Techniques to Protect Public Health J.J. Sasanya
A. Cannavan
Sudan SUD5039 2018 Enhancing the Capacity to Monitor Pesticide and Veterinary Residues in Food Using Nuclear and Complementary Techniques J.J. Sasanya
Syria SYR5024 2016 Enhancing Capabilities to Monitor Naturally-Occurring and Synthetic Anabolic Hormones and other Veterinary Drug Residues in Foods J.J. Sasanya
Thailand THA5056 2018 Strengthening Food Safety Laboratory Capacities J.J. Sasanya
D. Battaglia
Uganda UGA5040 2018 Strengthening Multi-Sectoral Food Contaminant Monitoring Programmes Through the Effective Use of Nuclear, Isotopic and Complementary Techniques D. Battaglia
J.J.  Sasanya
Tanzania URT5033 2016 Establishing the Feasibility of an Irradiator Facility C.M. Blackburn
Viet Nam VIE5022 2018 Promoting Interlaboratory Comparison and Accreditation in Testing Chemical Contamination for Food Safety B. Maestroni
Z. Ye
Zambia ZAM5030 2016 Establishing a National Mycotoxins Monitoring Programme J.J. Sasanya
Zambia ZAM5032 2018 Strengthening and Expanding Analytical Capacity to Monitor Food Contaminants using Nuclear/Isotopic and Complementary Tools J.J. Sasanya
Africa RAF1006 2016 Facilitating the Commercial Application of Irradiation Technologies G.J. Hallman
S. Sabharwal (NAPC)
C.M. Blackburn
Africa RAF5067 2012 Establishing a Food Safety Network through the Application of Nuclear and Related Technologies J.J. Sasanya
A. Cannavan
Africa RAF5078 2016 Establishing a Food Safety Network through the Application of Nuclear and Related Technologies, Phase II J.J. Sasanya
D. Battaglia
Asia RAS5071 2014 Strengthening Adaptive Climate Change Strategies for Food Security through the Use of Food Irradiation (RCA) C.M. Blackburn
Asia RAS5078 2016 Enhancing Food Safety Laboratory Capabilities and Establishing a Network in Asia to Control Veterinary Drug Residues and Related Chemical Contaminants J.J. Sasanya
D. Battaglia
G. J. Viljoen
Asia RAS7026 2014 Supporting the Use of Receptor Binding Assay (RBA) to Reduce the Adverse Impacts of Harmful Algal Toxins on Seafood Safety M.Y. Dechraoui Bottein (NAEL)
A. Cannavan
Asia RAS5081 2018 Enhancing Food Safety and Supporting Regional Authentication of Foodstuffs through Implementation of Nuclear Techniques (RCA) S. Kelly
Z. Ye
Z. Jandric
Latin America RLA5066 2014 Increasing the Commercial Application of Electron Beam and X Ray Irradiation Processing of Food C.M. Blackburn
Latin America RLA5069 2016 Improving Pollution Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants to Reduce the Impact on People and the Environment (ARCAL CXLII) J.J. Sasanya
B.M. Maestroni
Inter-Regional INT5154 2016 Improving Food Safety through the Creation of an Interregional Network that Produces Reliable Scientific Data Using Nuclear and Isotopic Techniques J.J. Sasanya
D. Battaglia