2020 was declared the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and as the year draws to a close we can reflect on the opportunities we had to raise global awareness on the importance of plant health.
International Year of Plant Health
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The International Year of Plant Health is being celebrated in Australia in 2020
The theme of the year is ‘Protecting Plants, Protecting Life’ because plants impact our lives every day.
The IYPH2020 is being led globally by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization – visit their site.
You are invited to get involved in the celebrations in Australia.
The closing ceremony for IYPH will be in Helsinki on 1 July 2021.
The IYPH Cobargo Community Bush Tucker Garden will be a living legacy of the year and symbolises growth and renewal for this fire affected community.
Mission Biosecurity, which features Costa Georgiadis of Gardening Australia, is a website which features a series of audio-visual materials promoting good biosecurity practices at a grass roots level and includes podcasts, mini-videos, games and quizzes.
Through the Revitalising School Farms initiative, the Tasmanian Department of Education and the Hagley Farm School Visitor Centre are working together to educate students on biosecurity.