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Tsetse fly: can castration end one of Africa’s oldest development problems?

Tsetse fly: can castration end one of Africa’s oldest development problems?
The Guardian 18 February 2015
- Radiation castration is helping to eradicate tsetse populations that have been preventing farmers from using animals to work their land. Full Story »

Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security

Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security - Expo Milano 2015. The FAO/IAEA project "Eradication of the tsetse fly Glossina palpalis gambiensis from the Niayes in Senegal" was among 18 selected for "Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security" by an International Selection Committee from among 749 proposals admitted to the final evaluation process for Expo Milano 2015. Full Story »

Ethiopia awards IAEA for continuous support in veterinary disease diagnostics

Ethiopia awards IAEA for continuous support in veterinary disease diagnostics. Since 2011, the IAEA, through the Joint FAO/IAEA Division, has increased its support to a network of veterinary laboratories (“VETLAB Network”) in sub-Saharan Africa through a project entitled “Strengthening Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories in Africa for Rapid and Specific Diagnosis of Transboundary Animal Diseases”. Read More »


Resources

  • 4 - 8 May 2015

    Third Research Coordination Meeting of the CRP D1. 50.12 on Soil Quality and Nutrient Management for Sustainable Food Production in Mulch-based Cropping Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe.
    Technical Officer: Gerrit Viljoen

  • 4 – 15 May 2015

    Training Course on Nitrogen Management, Seibersdorf, Austria.
    Technical Officer: Mohammad Zaman

  • 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 →