- A deadly
livestock disease spread by the New
World Screwworm surfaces in Libya and threatens
North Africa. The IAEA,
FAO, and other agencies join forces to eradicate the insect using
insect technique) developed at the IAEA Seibersdorf
Laboratories in the
1960s. They work to rid Libya of the pest by June 1992, about a year earlier
and millions of dollars less than estimated.
- SIT applications against other insects gain more attention.