The United Nations designated 12 May 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.
Plants are essential for life on Earth. They provide us with food, oxygen, and shelter. They also play a vital role in the environment, helping to regulate the climate and prevent soil erosion. However, plants are also vulnerable to pests and diseases. These can cause significant damage to crops, leading to food shortages and economic losses.
They can also have a negative impact on the environment. International Day of Plant Health is an opportunity to learn more about plant health and the threats it faces. It is also a time to take action to protect plants and ensure a sustainable future for our planet.