Nuclear Science for Food Security

Crops developed through nuclear technologies provide much needed food as well as millions of dollars in economic benefits.

For decades the IAEA, in partnership with FAO, has assisted its Member States in producing more, better and safer food. In plant breeding and genetics, its expertise is helping achieve enhanced agricultural output using nuclear technology around the world.

This photoessay shows some of the crops developed through nuclear technologies. They help provide much needed food as well as millions of dollars in economic benefits for farmers and consumers, especially in developing countries.