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Hunting for Viruses in Sierra Leone with the Help of Nuclear Technology

Hunting for Viruses in Sierra Leone with the Help of Nuclear Technology. After suffering from a devastating Ebola outbreak in 2014, veterinary scientists in Sierra Leone are training their peers from around Africa to catch, sample and diagnose — using nuclear-derived techniques — potentially virus-transmitting bats. Read More »

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 »


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 →