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Sri Lankan Farmers Benefit from Mutation Bred Groundnut for 25 Years

Sri Lankan Farmers Benefit from Mutation Bred Groundnut for 25 Years. The year was 1993 when the groundnut variety Tissa, a product of mutation breeding, was released in Sri Lanka. As far as plant breeding is concerned, 25-year-old varieties are often ancient history – part of the past. Read More »

Fast Response to HPAI Outbreak Avoids Economic Losses in the Congo

Fast Response to HPAI Outbreak Avoids Economic Losses in the Congo. At the end of May 2017, the Congo (DRC) was faced with what appeared to be its first-ever outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Rapid confirmation was critical. Animal and public health officials needed to know if it really was the avian influenza virus, and, if so, which strain of the virus was present. Read More »

Latin American Countries Combat Screwworm Pest through IAEA Project

Latin American Countries Combat Screwworm Pest through IAEA Project. Latin American countries have started work with the IAEA and its partners to prevent the re-introduction of the New World screwworm into Central and North America from where it has been eradicated and build capacity for the suppression and eventual eradication of this insect pest in some regions of South America and the Caribbean. Read More »


Resources

  • Mutant Varieties Database (MVD)

    The FAO/IAEA Mutant Variety Database or MVD provides information on induced mutations suitable for breeding programme and genetic analysis. View database →

  • The International Database on Insect Disinfestation and Sterilization (IDIDAS)

    Joint service of the IAEA and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). An interactive resource providing information on a species basis for both disinfestation and sterilization of arthropods, with dosage levels and conditions, efficacy and references. View database →