United nations has declared 2020 the international year of plant health in order to raise global awareness of the importance of plant health. the international year of plant health is being coordinated by the food and agriculture organization of the united nations and is supported by a range of partners, including governments, international organizations, and civil society. the international year of plant health will be launched on january 1, 2020 and will include a series of events and activities throughout the year, culminating in a global conference on plant health in december 2020.
International year of plant health will involve a range of activities, including research, education, and communication, and will focus on five key areas: prevention, detection, control, impact mitigation, and capacity building. the international year of plant health will also involve policy and decision-making initiatives. all of these activities will take place around the world throughout the year.
International year of plant health was declared in order to address the threats to plant health posed by pests, diseases, and other biotic and abiotic factors, as well as climate change, land-use change, and trade. plant health is essential for food security, economic development, and environmental protection, and the international year of plant health will help to ensure that plant health is given the attention it deserves. the international year of plant health will help to protect the world’s food supply and ensure sustainable development.