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What does SIT stand for?

SIT stands for Sterile Insect Technique

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The use of the sterile insect technique, in which males of a targeted species such as the tsetse fly or the Mediterranean fruit fly are sterilised by radiation and released into the wild, is expanding significantly.
The meeting aims to contributing in assessing the feasibility of sterile insect technique (SIT) of the integrated management of Screw-Worm Fly control in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The IAEA, which has been working on the problem with African countries for 30 years, can make available a Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), a nuclear-based pest control technology that is often described as "biological birth control for insects", according to the agency's website.
In fact, the first commercial application of this technology was to automatically sort tsetse fly pupae by sex so that males could be sterilized and females returned to rearing colonies as part of the Foreign Agriculture Organization, International Atomic Energy Agency, Sterile Insect Technique fly eradication programs in Africa.
The new campaign is drawing on the success of Zanzibar which wiped out the fly in 1997 using a sterile insect technique (SIT) in a programme co-sponsored by the FAO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).