• A deadly livestock disease spread by the New World Screwworm surfaces in Libya and threatens
    North Africa. The IAEA, FAO, and other agencies join forces to eradicate the insect using
    a radiation-based technology (sterile insect technique) developed at the IAEA Seibersdorf
    Laboratories in the 1960s. They work to rid Libya of the pest by June 1992, about a year earlier
    and millions of dollars less than estimated.
  • SIT applications against other insects gain more attention.

  View the use of the SIT against
the tsetse fly.
eradiaction of tse-tse fly