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Four in one – new discovery on pest fruit flies - Photo Credit: Ana Rodríguez

Four in one – new discovery on pest fruit flies. Four of the world's most destructive agricultural pests are actually one and the same fruit fly, according to the results of a global interdisciplinary research effort, involving close to 50 researchers from 20 countries, that was coordinated by FAO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Full Story »

50TH ANNIVERSARY: 1964-2014 & Beyond

50TH ANNIVERSARY: 1964-2014 & Beyond On 1 October 1964, the FAO and IAEA created the Joint FAO/IAEA Division as a strategic partnership in order to mobilize the talents and resources of both organizations and hence ... Read More »

FAO and IAEA embrace increasing role of nuclear technology in food security

FAO and IAEA embrace increasing role of nuclear technology in food security As soil degradation, pests and livestock diseases continue to pose major threats to food security and food safety worldwide, there’s an increasing role for peaceful applications of nuclear technologies in food and agricultural development. Read More »


  • 9 – 13 March 2015

    Third Research Coordination Meeting of the CRP D1.50.13 on Approaches to Improvement of Crop Genotypes with High Water and Nutrient Use Efficiency for Water Scarce Environments, Mexico City, Mexico.
    Technical Officer: Karuppan Sakadevan

  • 9 - 13 March 2015

    Second RCM on Exploring Genetic, Molecular, Mechanical and Behavioural Methods of Sex Separation in Mosquitoes, Juazeiro, Brazil.
    Technical Officer: J. Gilles

  • 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 →