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IAEA Impact: How Nuclear Science Helps Botswana Control Animal Diseases, Ensure Food Safety and Maintain its Beef Exports

IAEA Impact: How Nuclear Science Helps Botswana Control Animal Diseases, Ensure Food Safety and Maintain its Beef Exports. In Botswana, cattle is a way of life and provide the livelihood for much of the rural population and for many city dwellers. When in 2008 the European Union (EU) tightened sanitary requirements on beef imports, Botswana’s second largest export industry came to the verge of losing its most lucrative market. Nuclear and nuclear-derived techniques, introduced with support from the IAEA in collaboration with the FAO, has enabled the country to put in place veterinary and food safety surveillance systems that meet EU requirements. Read More »

Lab to Help Diagnosis of Animal Diseases Using Nuclear-Derived Techniques Opens in Botswana

Lab to Help Diagnosis of Animal Diseases Using Nuclear-Derived Techniques Opens in Botswana. The IAEA, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has supported the country’s national veterinary laboratory since 2009, helping compliance with European Union testing and surveillance requirements. The IAEA, through several technical cooperation projects, has provided equipment, reagents, expert advice and training for laboratory staff. Read More »

IAEA Impact: How Nuclear Technology Helps Women Farmers in Sudan Move Out of Poverty

IAEA Impact: How Nuclear Technology Helps Women Farmers in Sudan Move Out of Poverty. Using small scale drip irrigation system and information generated using nuclear techniques on crop water requirement, women farmers in rural Sudan were able to overcome water stress of growing vegetables. Read More »


Resources

  • 22 – 26 August 2016

    First RCM on Improved Field Performance of Sterile Male Lepidoptera to Ensure Success in SIT Programmes, Durban, South Africa.
    Technical Officer: M. Vreysen

  • 29 August – 2 September 2016

    Meeting of the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT), International Plant Protection Convention FAO, Tokyo, Japan.
    Technical Officer: R. Cardoso Pereira

  • 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 →