Join IVECA in celebrating the International Day of Plant Health on May 12th!
The United Nations has designated May 12th as the International Day of Plant Health! The UN international day provides an opportunity to raise awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect biodiversity and the environment, and boost economic development.
As we face increasing environmental challenges such as climate change, it's more important than ever to promote global awareness and action to protect our natural resources. In fact, according to the United Nations, plants make up 80 percent of the food we eat, make 98 percent of the oxygen we breathe and the FAO estimates that annually up to 40 percent of global crop production is lost to pests. As such, it is essential that we take action to protect our environment.
At IVECA, we believe that education and awareness are key to building a more sustainable and equitable world. Global citizenship plays a vital role in promoting plant health and protecting our environment by encouraging individuals to understand the interconnectedness of our world and how actions in one part of the world can have far-reaching consequences. Through our sense of global responsibility, we can work towards preserving plant health and ensuring that our planet remains a safe and healthy place for future generations.
Join us in spreading awareness about the importance of plant health and its crucial role in sustaining life on our planet.
For more about the International Day of Plant Health, visit the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ official page by clicking here.