Organize an IYPH 2020 event

Start planning your IYPH 2020 activity such as - marathons, concerts, shows, farmer forums, festivals, fairs or tree planting ceremonies. You could also host a public lecture, panel or round table with government officials, educators, scientists, farmers and private sector representatives. A set of information materials, to give your event more impact, is available for download in the Communications Toolkit.

Join the IYPH 2020 Photo Contest

Whether you are a professional or an amateur, we are calling for your support to photograph healthy and unhealthy plants. You can win a trip to a plant health event or a photo mission. Winning photos will be showcased online and exhibited at FAO headquarters and at events around the world. Join the contest here.

Feature your story in the IYPH campaign

Stories are a vital part of the IYPH campaign and we are actively looking for stories from government and private sector representatives, teachers, students, travelers, traders, farmers, foresters and citizens from all walks of life. Plant health affects everyone!

Read the MY STORY brief and use the template provided to submit your story. A selection of stories will be featured online and at events and exhibits worldwide. Your story will help make the case for plant health!

Bring the IYPH to your town or city, airport and seaport

You may want to start approaching municipalities, outdoor advertisers, air and seaport authorities, or transportation companies to discuss the possibility of displaying IYPH products - such as the poster, banner or promo video we will be providing - on billboards, in airports, ferry ports, on buses or trams, in city subways, cinemas and more. Contact us if you have special requirements and we will be happy to help.

Encourage youth to take action

Educators, you can include plant health in lesson plans or calendar of youth activities for 2020. Stay tuned as we prepare to launch the IYPH Activity Book which will be available for download from the communications toolkit in early 2020.

This material can educate youth about the importance of plant health and how they can take simple actions to help keep plants safe. They can find out more about the strong links between plant health, environmental protection and climate change - all topics that will affect their future!

Calling on media professionals and influencers

We are counting on media professionals and influencers to spread IYPH messages widely and draw attention to plant health issues. Help us to spread the word on social media, talk shows, discussion panels, media briefings and on radio or TV call-in shows.