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 2019
FAO/IAEA Training on Basic Use of R Software to infer Demographic Parameters of Wild and Sterile Mosquitoes from Entomological Monitoring Data (under Regional TC Project RER5022). 18–22 February 2019, Seibersdorf, Austria.
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Components of the Sterile Insect Technique: Principles and Practice (under Regional TC Project RLA5074). 27 February – 1 March 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Marking, Handling, Transport and Release of Sterile Mosquitoes (under Regional TC Project RLA5074). 29 April–3 May 2019, Lima, Peru.
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on New World Screwworm (NWS) epidemiology and population genetics (under Regional TC Project RLA5075). 20-24 May 2019, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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 TC Project INT5155). 10 June–5 July 2019, Metapa de Dominguez, Chiapas, Mexico and Antigua / El Pino, Guatemala.
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Modern Taxonomy and Identification Tools of Fruit Fly Species in Africa (under Regional TC Project RAF5074). 23–27 September 2019, Cotonou, Benin.
FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Area-wide Integrated Fruit Fly Management including Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) and Male Annihilation Technology (MAT) in Africa (under Regional TC Project RAF5074). 7–11 October 2019, Reduit, Mauritius.