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Nuclear Applications for Insect Pest Control Databases
Nuclear Applications for Insect Pest Control


Welcome to NA-IPC Databases!

The Insect Pest Control Section​ of the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture​ plays a key role in the dissemination of nuclear and related technology information by providing Member States with factual, comprehensive and current information about strategies, techniques, products and processes in the topics of area-wide integrated pest management and the Sterile Insect Technique.

The Insect Pest Control Subprogramme provides technical support to Member States through strategic advice, technical support, policies and procedures, public information, international standard-setting, and networking. The four databases (TWD, DIR-SIT, IDIDAS, IDCT) included in this site provide access to the general public as well as to the popular scientific audience on scientific and technical information related to the integration of nuclear and genetic pest management techniques in the control of insect pests of agriculture, livestock and human health.

These databases are a valuable addition to the technical support to Member States provided through the websites of the Insect Pest Control and Food and Environmental Protection Sections of the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture​​​​. They are available in this IAEA NUCLEUS portal for nuclear knowledge and information because it is the common access point for the IAEA scientific, technical and regulatory information resources.​

Important Note: Please do NOT look for information of interest through the “Search this site” box. To search for a specific Entity (Insect) in IDIDAS or a Commodity (fruit) in IDCT, or any information on TWD and DIR-SIT, go directly to the active link at the left top corner of the NAIPC  landing page and click on the database of your interest. Once you are on the specific database landing page, go to the menu at the left side of the page and select the active links “Browse IDIDAS Database​” or “Browse IDCT Database​” or “Browse DIR-SIT Database​”. Here the “Search” function can be used to look for specific information.