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IAEA Supports the Protection and Production of Ecuador’s Most Valuable Fruits

IAEA Supports the Protection and Production of Ecuador’s Most Valuable Fruits. Ecuador is the second largest exporter of avocados, bananas, mangos and other tropical fruits in Latin America and the Caribbean. In recent years, however, Ecuador’s Sierra region has been affected by the growing preponderance of Anastrepha fruit flies, which affect agricultural productivity by puncturing the membrane of fruits to lay eggs.   Read More »

Video: Using Nuclear Science to Control Animal Diseases

Video: Using Nuclear Science to Control Animal Diseases. Sick animals can threaten the health of people. Diseases such as avian influenza, Ebola and rabies are becoming more frequent. But nuclear-derived techniques can detect the virus in 24 hours allowing farmers to isolate and treat infected animals quickly.   Read More »

IAEA Offers Webinar on Food Safety in a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

IAEA Offers Webinar on Food Safety in a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency. An upcoming webinar, organized in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization in the United Nations (FAO), aims to help national experts be prepared in case an emergency involving a significant release of radioactive material into the environment makes water, local produce, milk from grazing animals and other foods unsafe for consumption.   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 →