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2020 is International Year of Plant Health

Plants are the source of the air we breathe and most of the food we eat, yet how to keep them healthy is often ignored. This can have devastating results: the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that up to 40 per cent of food crops are lost due to plant pests and diseases annually. This leaves millions of people without enough food to eat and seriously damages agriculture—the primary source of income for rural poor communities.  For these and more reasons, 2020 has been named the International Year of Plant Health by the United Nations General Assembly.  Read more.....

 

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