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IAEA Talk is a podcast that features scientists and experts discussing issues related to nuclear science and its peaceful applications. Based in Vienna, the IAEA works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Its key roles contribute to international peace and security, and to the World's Millennium Goals for social, economic and environmental development. Subscribe via RSS →

16 July 2015

Preventing Outbreaks

Animals and birds can carry highly contagious diseases around the world and cause disease and death in livestock and humans. The IAEA and FAO, with the support of the UN family is working on ways to improve diagnostic capacity of countries with the help of nuclear techniques. These techniques are being used in the efforts to prevent outbreaks like Avian Flu in West Africa and Peste Des Petits (PPR) in Middle East, Asia and Africa.
6 July 2015

Improving Yields with AquaCrop Model

In 2009, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations produced the Aquacrop model software. Developed by a team consisting of international experts, FAO and the IAEA, the Aquacrop model is used to calculate the yields of herbaceous crops, and is particularly suitable where water is scarce.

1 July 2015

Finding the Link

The Agency is working with scientists to understand the relationship between the Helicobacter pylori bacterium found in the human stomach and nutritional status. In previous studies, results indicated that this bacterium might influence the absorption of some essential micronutrients. If the scientists are able to find the mechanisms to connect the two together it would help policy makers to better improve the nutritional status of the population.
15 June 2015

La seguridad es la clave

La radiación tiene múltiples usos en el campo de la medicina, aunque si ésta no se administra de forma correcta, puede ser perjudicial. El OIEA está trabajando con los Estados Miembros de América Latina y el Caribe para fortalecer la regulación y protección radiológica de los hospitales. Jesús Carrillo Castillo habló con el Viceministro de la Secretaría de Salud Pública de Honduras, el Dr. Francis Contreras.

3 June 2015

Increasing Harvest in Seychelles

Farmers in Seychelles are reaping the benefits of nuclear science by growing healthier and bountiful crops. The IAEA is collaborating with the government of Seychelles to introduce nuclear techniques and technology that will help preserve soil and improve irrigation. Jean-Paul Geffroy is the manager and owner of the Geffroy’s Farm. Hear his story about how the IAEA projects have helped his farm, and beyond.
Epiphanie Buzzizi
21 May 2015

Meet the NLO - Rwanda

Rwanda is one of the newest Members of the IAEA family. Already the country is benefiting from the close cooperation with the Agency and is working together to solve developmental issues through the peaceful uses of nuclear applications. Epiphanie Buzzizi is the National Liaison Officer for Rwanda and this is her story.

Antonio Leao
21 May 2015

Meet the NLO - Mozambique

In Mozambique the IAEA is contributing to the economic and social development through its technical cooperation and coordinated research programmes. Projects in radiotherapy, agriculture, animal health, energy and mineral resources are being implemented. Antonio Leao is the National Liaison Officer for Mozambique.
Therry Genesis
21 May 2015

Meet the NLO - Liberia

IAEA and Liberia have a long history of cooperation in the field of agriculture, health and energy. Through this cooperation, Liberia has access to better healthcare, increased crop yields and healthy animals. Therry Genesis is the National Liaison Officer for Liberia and he explains his work.

Callist Tindimugaya
15 May 2015

Mapping the Nile Basin

The Nile Basin is a large stretch of groundwater found around the Nile River. For the countries that depend on the Nile Basin, the proper use of the water resource cannot be overstated. The IAEA is working to map the groundwater so that it can be managed better. Callist Tindimugaya, Chairperson of the project's steering committee, explains why the work is important.
8 May 2015

Building Confidence and Trust

In its ongoing effort to make nuclear power plants safer the IAEA organized series of meetings focusing on radiation protection, decommissioning and others. The 9th International Experts meeting which was held from 20 to 24 April 2015 focused on best practice examples how assessment and prognosis can contribute to building confidence and trust during nuclear and radiological emergencies.

Last update: 16 July 2015