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Healthy plants constitute the foundation for all life on earth, making up the oxygen we breathe and over 80% of the food we eat. Plant health is the key to the sustainable intensification of agriculture to feed the growing global population by 2050. Thus, recognition, advocacy and support for the promotion of plant health is of paramount importance if the international community is to guarantee plant resources for a food secure world based on stable and sustainable ecosystems. With this in mind, in July 2017 the FAO Conference approved a draft resolution requesting the General Assembly of the United Nations to consider declaring 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH).


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Decisive steps taken towards the proclamation of the International Year of Plant Health
Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

The Finnish Mission at the United Nations expressed their support for the proclamation of an International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020 during a reception in New York attended ...

Fourth meeting of IYPH Steering Committee held at FAO HQs
Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

From 23 to 25 April 2018 the International Year of Plant Health Steering Committee of the IPPC (“IYPH StC”) held its fourth meeting at FAO headquarters in Rome.

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CPM-13 Side Session on the 2020 International Year of Plant Health held at FAO HQ
Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

A side session on the 2020 International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) was held in the Plenary Hall at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on Thursday 19th April at the ...

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