The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have jointly conferred Outstanding Achievement Award on Pakistan’s Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB). The Team Achievement Award for work in the same area has also gone to a group of four scientists in the PAEC. The third award, Young Scientist Award, has also been bagged by a PAEC scientist for work in plant mutation breeding and related technologies.

The selection of a Pakistani institution and scientists among the recipients of these awards is recognition of Pakistan’s advancement in the application of nuclear technology for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including food security. The awards certificates will be presented during the IAEA’s 65th General Conference in September 2021. Extensive civilian nuclear applications in Pakistan are directly contributing to the well being of the people and national development in the areas of public health, medicine, agriculture, industry and nuclear power generation.

23 June 2021

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