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IAEA / Agency’s Acting Head Highlights Alternative Uses Of Nuclear Technology

By David Dalton
10 September 2019

Agency’s Acting Head Highlights Alternative Uses Of Nuclear Technology
Cornel Feruță highlighted the agency’s technical cooperation programme. Photo courtesy IAEA.
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s acting director-general Cornel Feruță highlighted the agency’s technical cooperation programme, which he said is “our key mechanism for supporting the safe, peaceful and sustainable use of nuclear science and technology to address countries’ development priorities”.

In an address to the agency’s board of governors, yesterday, Mr Feruță said the agency’s support delivers real practical benefits. In Burundi, for example, farmers have tripled cassava yields by applying improved soil nutrient and water management practices using nuclear-derived techniques. Similar results have been reported from a pilot programme in Laos.

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