• NAFA Banner Food and Environmental Protection
  • NAFA Banner Insect Pest Control
  • NAFA Banner Soil and Water Management & Crop Nutrition
  • NAFA Banner Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • NAFA Banner Animal Production and Health
  • NAFA Banner FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratories
Stop Slideshow

News

The FAO/IAEA and USDA joined hands to help eradicate the Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak from the Dominican Republic with assistance from regional organizations like IICA and OIRSA

The FAO/IAEA and USDA joined hands to help eradicate the Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak from the Dominican Republic with assistance from regional organizations like IICA and OIRSA. Containment, suppression and eradication actions started since the first medfly detection in March 2015 using an area-wide integrated control based on the sterile insect technique (SIT). Substantial progress in the medfly eradication process has been made. Currently actions are being conducted over an area of 300 km2 where some localized and isolated medfly outbreaks still remain. Read More » Watch Photo Essay »

Research into fruit fly taxonomy adds knowledge of cryptic species on the family tree

Research into fruit fly taxonomy adds knowledge of cryptic species on the family tree. Accurate fruit fly taxonomy is crucial to assess which species are present or absent in a given area. This, in turn, provides a scientific basis for countries to set up import regulations according to international phytosanitary standards and to develop appropriate and effective fruit fly surveillance and control methods including the sterile insect technique. A major study has now found several inaccuracies in current taxonomic classification. This has significant implications for international trade and for pest control strategies. Read More »

Women farmers transform Sudan’s vegetable production with small-scale drip irrigation technologies

Women farmers transform Sudan’s vegetable production with small-scale drip irrigation technologies. Agriculture is the principal source of income and livelihoods for 60 to 80 percent of the population of Sudan, where 90 percent of arable land is rainfed. Climate change and rainfall variability, water scarcity and the inaccessibility of other water sources regularly contribute to crop failures. Women farmers in the Kassala region, the breadbasket of Sudan, are now introducing family-scale drip irrigation systems to overcome water stress and to ensure a more sustainable vegetable production. Read More »


Resources

  • 21 - 25 November 2016

    FAO/IAEA Regional Workshop on Evaluation and Strategic Planning for Screwworm Prevention and Feasibility for Progressive Control (under TC Project RLA5067), Vienna, Austria.
    Technical Officer: W. Enkerlin

  • 24 - 25 November 2016

    Early and rapid diagnostic tools and platforms, Vienna, Austria.
    Technical Officer: Ivancho Naletoski / G. Viljoen / C. Lamien

  • 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 →