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Nuclear Technique Can Help Control Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes

Nuclear Technique Can Help Control Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes. Countries from around the world are showing increased interest in the use of the sterile insect technique (SIT) to suppress the populations of mosquitoes that transmit, among others, the Zika virus. The SIT is among the safest and most environmentally friendly, and therefore sustainable, control methods available, and is usually applied in integrated campaigns to suppress insect pest populations. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is spearheading global research in the development and application of SIT. Read More »

Strengthening Cooperation between the IPPC Secretariat and the Joint FAO/IAEA Division

Strengthening Cooperation between the IPPC Secretariat and the Joint FAO/IAEA Division. With the kind invitation by Mr Aldo Malavasi, the Deputy Director General (DDG) of the International Atomic and Energy Agency (IAEA), Dr Jingyuan Xia, the Secretary of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in Rome, paid a visit to the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture in Vienna, Austria, 14-15 December 2015. The main objective of this visit was to further strengthen cooperation between the IPPC Secretariat and the Division. Read More »


  • 7 - 11 February 2016

    First Coordination Meeting of the Regional Technical Cooperation project RAS 5072 on “Enhancing the Use of Salt Affected Soils and Saline Water for Crop and Biomass Production and Reducing Land and Water Quality Degradation in ARASIA States Parties”, Dubai, UAE.
    Technical Officer: Mohammad Zaman

  • 29 February – 4 March 2016

    Regional AFRA Training Course on Farmer Participatory Plant Breeding Approach for Dissemination of Mutant Varieties, RAF/5/066, Harare, Zimbabwe.
    Technical Officer: F. Sarsu

  • 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 →