In December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year 2020 is expected to increase the global awareness among the public and policy makers of the importance on how protecting plant health, protect the environment, and boost economic development. The UN General Assembly invited FAO, with the IPPC Secretariat, to serve as the lead agency to spearhead activities, and called on governments, civil society, and the private sector to engage at global, regional and national levels. You find more information at https://www.ippc.int/en/iyph/about/.
The JKI and especially its Institute for National and International Plant Health is deeply involved in all aspect of plant health. Thus, it supports the IYPH together with the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). During the next weeks and months you will find all activities of the JKI at this site, e.g. participation in trade fairs or special information for tourists.
The IYPH launch event was held as a special session of the FAO Council at FAO headquarter in Rome on December 2nd, 2019. View the broadcast: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/5162/icode/
Invasive pests are a threat to our domestic crops or biodiversity. In this short video, the JKI shows what everyone should bear in mind when ordering plants on the Internet: https://youtu.be/rqmF-BMoKCc