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May 12 is the International Day of Plant Health

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A legacy of the the 2020-2021 International Year of Plant Health and starting in 2022, May 12 is the International Day of Plant Health. Hashtag: #PlantHealthDay

Key Links
fao.org/plant-health-day
International Day of Plant Health: Get Involved! (PDF)
@FAO

Press Releases
Plant health summit aims to boost food security, safeguard human health
Press Release: The First International Plant Health Conference
Get ready to celebrate the International Day of Plant Health

Questions

  • What are the ways the public can learn about and celebrate Plant Health Day? = ¿Cuáles son las formas en que el público puede conocer y celebrar el Día de la Sanidad Vegetal?
  • How is ‘Plant Health Day’ translated in other languages? Bonus points for Indigenous languages. = ¿Cómo se traduce ‘Día de la Sanidad Vegetal’ a otros idiomas? Puntos de bonificación para lenguas indígenas.

Background

The United Nations designated May 12 the International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect biodiversity and the environment, and boost economic development.

Previously, the FAO hosted the International Year of Plant Health from 2020-2021. This endeavor was used to help promote the importance of plant health, which is a critical issue in addressing global hunger.

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