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Fruit Fly Standards can Help Gain Market Access

Fruit flies present a major challenge to international trade, because if they are detected in fruits, trade may be stopped. That is why a set of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) on fruit flies has been developed and recently reorganized.

SIT Pilot Test Against New World Screwworm (Cochliomyia Hominivorax, Coquerel) in Artigas, Uruguay

SIT Pilot Test Against New World Screwworm (Cochliomyia Hominivorax, Coquerel) in Artigas, Uruguay

Nuclear Technique Helps Prevent Insects From Harming Your Coffee Beans

Using the sterile insect technique, IAEA scientists are seeking to reduce the damage caused by the Mediterranean fruit fly to the coffee industry.

Nuclear Technology Helps the Dominican Republic Fight Insect Pests

In the Dominican Republic, agriculture is the second most important industry and a major employer. In March 2015, the outbreak of a highly destructive agricultural pest, the Mediterranean fruit fly, was detected in the country.

Successful Control of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly in Jordan

An IAEA and FAO supported sterile insect technique (SIT) project to control the medfly in a citrus orchard in the south Jordan Valley.

Using Nuclear Technology to Control Pests

The Mediterranean fruit fly – or Medfly for short – is one of the world’s most destructive fruit pests. Video available also in Spanish.

Area-wide Integrated Pest Management

Throughout history, people have had to fight insect pests to reduce diseases, minimize food losses, protect agricultural trade or simply to avoid the nuisance of stinging, biting and buzzing bugs.

How a Nuclear Technique is Helping the Dominican Republic Win the War Against the Mediterranean Fruit Fly

The Mediterranean fruit fly was reported for the first time in the Dominican Republic in March 2015. It was found in an almond tree off the coast of Punta Cana, the eastern region of the island.

Tackling Fruit Flies with Nuclear Technology in the Dominican Republic

The Mediterranean fruit fly was spotted for the first time in March 2015 in the Dominican Republic.

Using Nuclear Science to Control Mosquitoes

Throughout the millennia, people have fought mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit.

How a Nuclear Technique Helped Save the Orange Industry in Western Cape, South Africa

Citrus is the second most important agricultural export commodity in South Africa, with most of the production destined for exports. The industry employs 10% of the country’s agricultural labour force.

Zika Crisis - The IAEA Responds

The IAEA is providing nuclear-related technology to countries affected by the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Drones for Good 2016: FAO/IAEA’s ROMEO System for Aerial Release of Sterile Male Mosquitoes

Drones for Good 2016: FAO/IAEA’s ROMEO System for Aerial Release of Sterile Male Mosquitoes

The SIT - An Environment-Friendly Method of Insect Pest Suppression and Eradication

The SIT - An Environment-Friendly Method of Insect Pest Suppression and Eradication. Video available also in Spanish and French.

A Farewell to TseTse

A Farewell to TseTse

Exporting Irradiated Australian Mangoes to New Zealand

Exporting Irradiated Australian Mangoes to New Zealand

Nuclear Techniques Keep Insects at Bay in Croatia’s Neretva Valley

Nuclear Techniques Keep Insects at Bay in Croatia’s Neretva Valley

Using Nuclear Science to Control Pests

For over 50 years, the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) has been successfully used around the world to tackle pests that destroy fruit and kill livestock.

Preventing Procreation: The IAEA's Research for Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes are one of the world's most dangerous pests. These carriers of diseases such as dengue and malaria wreak havoc over large parts of the world, causing sickness and death. In the future they could be tackled through the use of a nuclear technique.

With IAEA Support, Sudan is Suppressing Mosquito Populations

Malaria represents an important public health issue in Sudan - among hospitals and health clinics in the country's northernmost regions, malaria is among the most commonly diagnosed and treated diseases.

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