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Food for the Future - IAEA Bulletin, September 2012

Food for the Future - IAEA Bulletin, September 2012

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INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
IAEA BULLETIN
Food for the Future
53-3-September 2012 • www.iaea.org/bulletin
 
The International Atomic Energy Agency servesas the world’s foremost intergovernmental forumfor scientific and technical cooperation in thepeaceful use of nuclear technology. Established asan autonomous organization under the UnitedNations in 1957, the IAEA carries out programmesto maximize the useful contribution of nucleartechnology to society while verifying its peaceful use.The IAEA helps its Member States pursue theirdevelopmental goals by supporting the responsibleplanning and use of nuclear science and technology.The IAEA facilitates the transfer of the knowledgeand technology needed by developing MemberStates to utilize these technologies peacefully.By developing nuclear safety standards, the IAEApromotes the achievement and maintenance of highlevels of safety in nuclear energy applications, as wellas protecting human health and the environmentagainst ionizing radiation.The IAEA also verifies through its inspection systemthat Member States comply with their commitmentsunder the Non-Proliferation Treaty and othernon-proliferation agreements to use nuclearmaterial and facilities only for peaceful purposes.The work is multi-faceted and engages a wide varietyof partners at the national, regional and internationallevels. IAEA programmes and budgets are setthrough decisions of its policymaking bodies — the35-member Board of Governors and the GeneralConference of all Member States.The IAEA is headquartered at the ViennaInternational Centre. Field and liaison offices arelocated in Geneva, New York, Tokyo and Toronto.The IAEA operates scientific laboratories in Monaco,Seibersdorf and Vienna. In addition, the IAEAsupports and provides funding to the Abdus SalamInternational Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste.
 
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Extracts rom the IAEA material contained in theIAEA Bulletin may be reely used elsewhere providedacknowledgement o their source is made. I theattribution indicates that the author is not an IAEAstaf member, permission to republish other than orthe use o review must be sought rom the author ororiginating organization.Views expressed in any signed article appearing inthe IAEA Bulletin do not necessarily represent thoseo the International Atomic Energy Agency and theIAEA accepts no responsibility or them.Cover Photo:A young boy waits with anempty pot at a market in Niger.(Issou Sanogo /AFP/Getty Images)IAEA Bulletin is printed in Vienna, Austria.
INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
IAEA BULLETIN
Food for the Future
53-3-September 2012 • www.iaea.org/bulletin
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Food for the Future
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by Yukiya Amano
 Improving Crops with Nuclear Science
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by Louise PottertonSidebar: Plant Breeding
New Wheat and Barley for Arab Countries
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by Sasha Henriques
 Why Radiation Induced Mutation?
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Sidebar: Genetic Commons Make Critical Research Easier
Food Security and Staple Crops
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by Lizette KilianSidebar: Staple Food Around the World
 Cassava: Feeding People Today and Tomorrow
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by Sasha Henriques
Small Yams, Big Deal
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by Sasha Henriques
 Soil Isn’t Just Dirt
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by Sasha HenriquesSidebar: Good Soil = Strong Agricultural Sector = Economic Development
 
Climate Smart Agriculture
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by Iulia IliutSidebar: Helping Farmers Back Home
 Global Challenges in Animal Diseases
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by Lizette Kilian
 Taking the Lab into the Field
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by Louise PottertonSidebar: Swit Animal Disease Diagnosis
Food Safety: an integral part of Food Security
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by Lizette KilianSidebar: When Eggs Don’t Hatch
Better Diets for Weaker Systems
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by Louise Potterton
CONTENTS
 
IAEA Bulletin 53-3 | September 2012

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