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International Database on Commodity Tolerance (IDCT)

International Database on Commodity Tolerance (IDCT). A source of information that gathers and interprets the literature about commodity quality after phytosanitary irradiation treatment. It should aid stakeholders in Member States to identify the doses of radiation that are tolerated by different commodities including fresh fruits, vegetables and cut flowers in planning for commercial use of the technology. The information may also help users of the technology determine optimum methods of applying irradiation and scientists to identify gaps and inconsistencies in current knowledge. Read More »

Differentiating Transboundary Animal Diseases in a Single Test

Differentiating Transboundary Animal Diseases in a Single Test. The IAEA, in partnership with the FAO through the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, has developed a multi-pathogen assay at its Animal Production and Health Laboratory in Seibersdorf, Austria, that was validated in collaboration with veterinary laboratories from the VETLAB Network. The assay simultaneously detects the PPR virus and other pathogens causing similar signs of disease. Thanks to this innovative method, Member State scientists are now able to diagnose diseases more efficiently, both in terms of time and costs. Read More »

Plant breeding in Bangladesh adds variety to the seasonal planting calendar

Plant breeding in Bangladesh adds variety to the seasonal planting calendar. The plant breeding programme of Bangladesh includes not only rice, still the country’s main crop, but a large variety of other crops that enable farmers to plant and harvest new crop varieties with synchronised maturation and growing seasons. This ability to plant a diversity of crops helps sustain local agricultural production and food security and represents billions of US dollars to the national economy. Read More »


  • 26 - 30 March 2017

    Coordination Meeting of Regional Technical Cooperation Project RAS5072 “Enhancing the Use of Salt Affected Soils and Saline Water for Crop and Biomass Production and Reducing Land and Water Quality Degradation in ARASIA”, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
    Technical Officer: Mohammad Zaman

  • 27 - 31 March 2017

    Mid-Term Review Meeting of Regional Technical Cooperation Project RAF5071 on “Enhancing Crop Nutrition and Soil and Water Management and Technology Transfer in Irrigated Systems for Increased Food Production and Income Generation (AFRA)”, Dakar, Senegal.
    Technical Officer: Lee Heng

  • 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 →