Coordinated Research Projects

The Insect Pest Control Subprogramme of the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture cooperates in applied research and methods development and adaptation with more than 150 institutions in Member States through Coordinated Research Projects (CRPs). Each of these coordinated projects focuses on specific topics to find solutions to problems and technical gaps relevant to the application and integration of nuclear and related techniques in Member States for the control of major insect pests of crops, and of veterinary and human importance.

By bringing together research institutes from both developing and developed Member States in focused CRPs, we coordinate research networks to facilitate applied research, and to foster the exchange of scientific and technical information among researchers. Every CRP has a jointly developed research work plan, which is managed and coordinated by the Insect Pest Control Subprogramme and the participating institutes. These CRPs commonly last for five to six years, during which normally four Research Coordination Meetings are held to evaluate the progress made in solving the specific problems.

The results of completed research are freely available in Scientific Papers and in Completed CRPs. These results are ready for immediate application to Member States and the international scientific community through dissemination in relevant international journals, and IAEA and FAO technical publications. The knowledge gained through CRPs is used to enhance the implementation of area-wide integrated pest management (AW-IPM) in operational Field Projects.

Progresses of ongoing research can be found in Active CRPs.

Calls for forthcoming CRPs can be found in New CRPs, and information on the IAEA Coordinated Research Programme and how to apply to new CRPs, can be found in Coordinated Research Activities Website.

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