FAO/IAEA Technical Co-operation Projects

The Insect Pest Control Subprogramme of the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture transfers nuclear and related technologies to Member States by providing technical and scientific support through Technical Co-operation Projects (TCPs) that are managed by IAEA's Department of Technical Co-operation and FAO's Technical Co-operation Department.

The transfer of these technologies assists Member States in the implementation of national or regional (transboundary) area-wide integrated pest management (AW-IPM) programmes against major insect pests such as fruit flies, moths, tsetse flies, screwworm flies and mosquitoes. This involves the integration of nuclear techniques for pest control such as the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) with other supportive and environment-friendly management tactics, with the objective to ensure direct benefits to the end-user.

Technical Co-Operation Projects are the mechanism to provide policy advice and technology transfer to Member States. This is achieved through the provision of training, expert services and equipment. These projects assist in developing the necessary human capacity and physical infrastructure, and in improving the operational processes and regulatory frameworks to establish sustainable technology packages in recipient countries. Furthermore these projects facilitate the collaboration between countries to address transboundary insect pest concerns.

Application forms for the formulation of IAEA and FAO projects can be respectively obtained at http://www-tc.iaea.org/tcweb/tcprogramme/default.asp and http://www.fao.org/tc/tcp/index_en.asp.

Ongoing Technical Co-operation Projects which are currently being supported by the Insect Pest Control Subprogramme are listed below.

Active TC Projects of Insect Pest Control

Country Project No. Title
National Projects
Technical Officer
Angola ANG5012 Supporting Feasibility Studies for using Sterile Insect Techniques as part of Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management for Control of Tsetse Flies (G. morsitans centralis) Rafael Argiles
Botswana BOT5013 Using the Sterile Insect Technique Integrated with Other Suppression Methods for Managing Bactrocera dorsalis Rafael Argiles
Burkina Faso BKF5012 Collecting Baseline Data and Implementing Fruit Fly Suppression in Mango Fruit Rafael Argiles
Burkina Faso BKF5018 Improving Agro-Forestry and Agro-Pastoral Production through the Use of Nuclear Technologies Adly Abdalla
Rafael Argiles
China CPR5020 Integrating the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) for Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management of Tephritid Fruit Flies Rui Cardoso Pereira
Ecuador ECU5029 Improving Integrated Fruit Fly Management in Fruit and Vegetable Production Areas Walther Enkerlin
Carlos Cáceres
Ethiopia ETH5019 Enhancing Livestock and Crop Production through Consolidated and Sustainable Control of Tsetse and Trypanosomosis to Contribute to Food Security Rafael Argiles
Andrew Parker
Adly Abdalla
Fiji FIJ5001 Examining Options for the Management of Fruit Flies Rui Cardoso Pereira
Guatemala GUA5019 Strengthening National Capabilities for the Control of Agricultural Pests Using Nuclear Technologies Walther Enkerlin
Israel ISR5020 Developing a Strategy to Counteract Bactrocera zonata Walther Enkerlin
Libya LIB5011 Enhancing Area-Wide Integrated Management of Fruit Flies Walther Enkerlin
Marshall Islands MHL5001 Strengthening national capacities for the early and rapid detection of Zika virus infections in the Marshall Islands Hanano Yamada
Jeremie Gilles
Kostas Bourtzis
Mexico MEX5031 Using the Sterile Insect Technique to Control Dengue Vectors Danilo Carvalho
Morocco MOR5035 Implementing the Sterile Insect Technique in the Souss Valley Walther Enkerlin
Carlos Cáceres
Panama PAN5025 Expanding and Strengthening the Phytosanitary Surveillance System for Fruit Fly, Emphasizing Exotic Species of Quarantine Importance, and Exploring the Use of Nuclear Techniques for Post-Harvest Treatment as a Complementary Action Walther Enkerlin
Papua New Guinea PAP5001 Supporting a Feasibility Study on Using the Sterile Insect Technique Against the Cocoa Pod Borer Marc Vreysen
Philippines PHI5033 Building Capacity in Using the Sterile Insect Technique Against Dengue and Chikungunya Vectors Jeremie Gilles
Hanano Yamada
Palau PLW5002 Improving the Quantity and Quality of Fruits for Exportation and Domestic Consumption Through Area-wide Integrated Pest Management of Bactrocera Fruit Flies in Tropical Fruit and Vegetable Production Areas (Phase II) Rui Cardoso Pereira
South Africa SAF5014 Assessing the Sterile Insect Technique for Malaria Mosquitos in a South African Setting, Phase II Hanano Yamada
Senegal SEN5037 Supporting the National Programme to Control Tsetse and Trypanosomosis Marc Vreysen
Rafael Argiles
Seychelles SEY5009 Suppressing Melon Fruit Fly Species through Environment-Friendly Techniques to Enhance Food Security Rui Cardoso Pereira
Sri Lanka SRL5047 Establishing a National Centre for Research, Training and Services in Medical and Molecular Entomology for Vector-borne Disease Control Antonios Avgustinos
Sudan SUD5038 Implementing the Sterile Insect Technique for Integrated Control of Anopheles arabiensis, Phase II Adly Abdalla
Thailand THA5052 Developing Sustainable Management of Fruit Flies Integrating Sterile Insect Technique with other Suppression Methods Rui Cardoso Pereira
Uganda UGA5036 Demonstrating the Feasibility of a Sterile Insect Technique Component as Part of an Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management Approach to Increase Livestock Productivity Rafael Argiles
Vietnam VIE5021 Integration of the Sterile Insect Technique with Other Suppression Methods for Control of Bactrocera fruit flies in Dragon Fruit Production Rui Cardoso Pereira
Zimbabwe ZIM5023 Improving Crop and Livestock Production through the Eradication of Bovine and Human Trypanosomiasis in Matusadona National Park Rafael Argiles

Regional Projects

Regional Africa RAF5074 Enhancing Capacity for Detection, Surveillance and Suppression of Exotic and Established Fruit Fly Species through Integration of Sterile Insect Technique with Other Suppression Methods Rui Cardoso Pereira
Rafael Argiles
Regional Africa RAF5077 Supporting Area-Wide Tsetse and Trypanosomosis Management to improve Livestock Productivity, Phase III Rafael Argiles
Andrew Parker
Regional Asia RAS5066 Promoting the Sharing of Expertise and Infrastructure for Dengue Vector Surveillance towards Integration of the Sterile Insect Technique with Conventional Control Methods among South and South East Asian Countries Kostas Bourtzis
Regional Asia RAS5067 Integrating Sterile Insect Technique for Better Cost-Effectiveness of Area-Wide Fruit Fly Pest Management Programmes in Southeast Asia Rui Cardoso Pereira
Regional Asia(ARASIA) RAS5076 Harmonising and Strengthening Surveillance Systems to Prevent and Control Exotic and Native Fruit Flies Including the Use of the Sterile Insect Technique Walther Enkerlin
Adly Abdalla
Regional Europe RER5021 Supporting the Management of Fruit Flies in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean Rui Cardoso Pereira
Regional Europe RER5022 Establishing Genetic Control Programmes for Aedes Invasive Mosquitoes Jeremy Bouyer
Regional Latin America RLA5067 Supporting Capacity Building for Evaluation of Feasibility of a Progressive Control Programme for New World Screwworm Walther Enkerlin
Regional Latin America (ARCAL) RLA5070 Strengthening Fruit Fly Surveillance and Control Measures Using the Sterile Insect Technique in an Area Wide and Integrated Pest Management Approach for the Protection and Expansion of Horticultural Production (ARCAL CXLI) Walther Enkerlin
Regional Latin America RLA5074 Strengthening Regional Capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean for Integrated Vector Management Approaches with a Sterile Insect Technique Component, to Control Aedes Mosquitoes as Vectors of Human Pathogens, particularly Zika Virus Hanano Yamada

Interregional Projects

Interregional INT5155 Sharing Knowledge on the Sterile Insect and Related Techniques for the Integrated Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests and Human Disease Vectors Jeremy Bouyer
Rui Cardoso Pereira