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World-Wide Directory of SIT Facilities (DIR-SIT)

DIR-SIT has been established with the objective of aiding the retrieval of information on facilities in the world mass rearing sterile insects, for purposes of using them to develop autocidal approaches or as part of operational area-wide integrated pest management programmes integrating the sterile insect technique, inherited sterility and related biological control approaches.  

For each facility and target pest the database compiles information on production capacity, the radiation process, quality control parameters and dosimetry.

The major groups of insect pests for which DIR-SIT includes mass rearing information are fruit flies, mosquitoes, moths, screwworm flies, and tsetse flies.

We encourage and appreciate receiving regular feedback to be able to maintain DIR-SIT updated.

Resource Characteristics
Quality Level: Not quality checked
Completeness: Selective
Update Frequency: Continually
Last Resource Update: August 2013

Food and Agriculture
Organizational Source
Nuclear Sciences and Applications | NAFA - Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture
Data Type
Reference Material

The content of the directory has been compiled by Abdeljelil Bakri in coordination with the respective facility contact points, under the direction of the Insect Pest Control Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture.
DIR-SIT is a database intended to provide information on the facilities producing sterile insects and parasitoids using irradiation. Whilst every effort has been made to search all relevant mass rearing facilities world wide, no assurance can be given that the list of facilities is exhaustive.