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New Method Advances Research on Controlling Mosquitoes Using Nuclear Techniques

New Method Advances Research on Controlling Mosquitoes Using Nuclear Techniques. A pioneering method unveiled last month to separate a million Aedes male and female mosquitoes a day could be a major step towards using the nuclear-based sterile insect technique (SIT) to control the insects that transmit diseases such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya. The prototype is capable of differentiating male and female mosquitoes via artificial vision and then eliminating the females with the use of laser beams. Read More »

IAEA Impact: Myanmar's Dairy Farmers Benefit from Cattle Breeding Programme Using Nuclear-based Techniques

IAEA Impact: Myanmar's Dairy Farmers Benefit from Cattle Breeding Programme Using Nuclear-based Techniques. Genetic improvement of native cattle breeds through radio-immune assay and artificial insemination applications to increase milk production while retaining their adaptability to the local environment and tolerance to diseases, resulting in sustainable improvement of farmers livelihood in Myanmar. The IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have jointly supported Myanmar’s Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department in perfecting and rolling out appropriate technologies across the country. Read More »

Costa Rica’s agricultural waste converted into charcoal to filter and dispose of polluting agricultural chemicals

Costa Rica’s agricultural waste converted into charcoal to filter and dispose of polluting agricultural chemicals. Burning agricultural waste in a controlled environment to make charcoal and then using that charcoal to filter leftover agrochemicals before disposing of them is just one of the steps taken to clean up chemical contamination that pollutes the soil and water of central Costa Rica. In addition, Costa Rican farmers are being trained in Good Agricultural Practices that result in safe and high-quality agricultural products. Read More »


Resources

  • 23 – 27 January 2017

    FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Mosquito Identifications, Surveillance and Trapping Methods for Area-Wide Integrated Mosquito Management in the European Area (under Regional Europe Project RER5022), Vienna, Austria.
    Technical Officer: F. Balestrino

  • 30 January – 2 February 2017

    FAO/IAEA Regional Workshop on the Practical Use of GPS/GIS to Improve Management of Fruit Fly Trapping Networks (under Regional Asia Project RAS5076), Arava, Israel.
    Technical Officer: W. Enkerlin

  • 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 →