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Peruvian Agricultural Sector Strengthened with Help from Nuclear Techniques

07/04/2008

After more than 20 years of dedicated efforts that included application of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) as part of an integrated approach, the Animal and Plant Health Service (SENASA) of Peru has announced the successful eradication of two highly destructive insect pests from two key agricultural regions in southern Peru. This achievement, obtained with technical support from the Joint FAO/IAEA Division, will bring the country considerable economic and environmental benefits. Read more: http://www-naweb.iaea.org/nafa/news/fruit-fly-free-peru.html

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