The Insect Pest Control Subprogramme of the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture plays an important role in developing and strengthening technical, managerial and scientific skills required for the effective and efficient application of area-wide integrated pest management programmes (AW-IPM) which include a Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) component.

Training is largely financed through IAEA's Technical Cooperation Fund and is provided at collaborating institutions and at the Insect Pest Control Laboratory of the FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratories.

Training can be implemented as individual or group fellowships, as scientific visits awarded to senior staff (programme managers and decision-makers), and as national, regional or interregional training courses, workshops or meetings. Application forms for fellowships, scientific visits, and nominations for training courses, can be obtained at

Training Calendar 2017
FAO/IAEA Regional Workshop on Geographical Information Systems, Databases and Information Analysis (under Regional Latin America Project RLA5070), 7 – 11 August 2017, Belmopan, Belize.
FAO/IAEA Latin America Workshop on 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 (under Regional Latin America Project RLA5074), 16 – 18 August 2017, Vienna, Austria.
FAO/IAEA Europe Regional Training Course on Field Procedures for Mosquito Population Surveillance, Detection and Quantification (under Regional Europe Project RER5022), 4 – 15 September 2017, Tirana, Albania.
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Non-native Fruit Flies of Quarantine Significance (under Regional Asia Project RAS5076), 11 – 15 September 2017, Seibersdorf, Austria.
Training Course on Fruit Fly Integrated Pest Management Including the Sterile Insect Technique and Biological Control. Moscamed Programme Brazil, 19 – 28 September 2017, Juazeiro, Brazil.
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Fruit fly Detection, Surveillance, and Databases and Data Analysis in Africa (under Regional Africa Project RAF5074), 2 – 6 October, Nairobi, Kenya.
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Quarantine and International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures for Fruit Flies in Southeast Asia (under Regional Asia Project RAS5067), 16 – 20 October 2017, Hanoi, Viet Nam.
FAO/IAEA Africa Regional Workshop on the Use of the Sterile Insect Technique Within an Integrated Approach to Control Populations of Mosquito Vectors with Special Reference to Dengue (under Interregional Project INT5155), 23 – 27 October, Mauritius.
FAO/IAEA Interregional Training Course on The Use of the Sterile Insect and Related Techniques for the Integrated Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests (under Interregional Technical Cooperation Project INT5155), 6 November – 1 December 2017, Metapa de Dominguez, Chiapas, México and Antigua / El Pino, Guatemala.
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Operation and Maintenance of Remotely Piloted Aerial System for the Release of Sterile Males of Tsetse Flies (under Regional Africa Project RAF5077), 20 – 24 November 2017, Entebbe, Uganda.