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 for plant health issues, invasive species and quarantine pests. 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. Hence JKI's Institute for National and International Plant Health will start raising awareness for plant health issues amongst the visitors of the IPM 2020 at the booth of the German Ministry for Agriculture located at the Galeria. Our experts introduce quarantine pests and organisms such as the Asian longhorn beetle or the Xyllella bacterium. The JKI investigates the dangers posed by such non-native species to our ecosystems. It reveals the pathways of their introduction, calculates spread scenarios, assesses risks and elaborates measures to prevent the entry and spread of invasive species. In it capacity as competent federal authority, the JKI fulfils numerous official tasks. The IPM is a good place to raise awareness for the threads posed by quarantine pests amongst those who trade with plants and seeds across the world, producers such as nurseries, and orchards and other stakeholders in the green business.
More details: see https://www.ipm-essen.de/world-trade-fair/
Stefanie Hahn/Press relations officer
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