All of us can promote healthy plants in our own impactful ways!
Discover all the ways you can help to grow awareness of the importance of plant health.
Spread the Word = Grow it!
We are all influencers of our own micro-communities. Help spread the word on the vital importance of plant health
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Be Aware = Sow it!
Everyone can make small changes that can have a big impact. We can all reduce our environmental footprint, protect natural resources and spread plant health awareness.
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Here are a few ways you can improve plant health:
- Respect plant health regulations that have been put in place to protect agriculture, forestry and the environment
- Use caution when bringing plant sand plant products (e.g. seeds, vegetables, cut flowers) across borders
- Be careful when ordering plants and plant products online as small packages can easily bypass regular phytosanitary controls
- Actively engage in initiatives to protect and manage natural resources
- Approach municipalities, outdoor advertisers, or transportation companies to see if they are willing to display IYPH materials such as the posters, banners, or video that will be available for use in places like cinemas, subways, and on public transport
- Spread the word (#PlantHealthisYourHealth) on social media and elsewhere throughout 2020 and beyond!
Take Action = Root for it!
Active citizens can have a major impact on how elected officials approach plant health by supporting and promoting legislation that enhances food security.
Farmers and those in agribusiness have a direct impact on plants and play a significant role in protecting plant health now and into the future.
Contact Your Elected Officials Today!
Citizens can encourage their senators and representatives to:
- Promote public awareness campaigns on the importance of plant health
- Invest in plant protection organizations to ensure needed human and financial resources
- Invest in more innovative practices and plant health-related research
- Provide incentives to the private sector and farmers to adopt innovative practices
- Align policies and actions with sustainable development goals related to plant health
The men and women who work in agriculture can:
- Stay connected to the latest research and technology to best prevent and manage plant pests and diseases
- Regular monitor and report on pests
- Utilize environmentally-friendly pest management methods
- Use only certified pest-free seeds and seedlings