Plant health key to safeguarding food
 ©FAO/Florita Botts
Did you know that plants make up 80 percent of the food we eat? Yet, each year we lose up to 40 percent of food crops because of pests and diseases. This leaves millions of people without enough food to eat and seriously damages agriculture - the primary source of income for poor rural communities. We don’t often think about the importance of keeping plants healthy. But it’s critical to our food security. That’s why the United Nations declared 2020 the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). For more on this, I’m joined by Ralf Lopian, chairperson of the International Steering Committee of the International Year of Plant Health.

Producer: Charlotta Lomas, FAO.
5min. 55sec.
Tema(s): Agricultura y cultivos, Biodiversidad, Cambio climático, Diversidad Genética (Plantas / Animales), Medio ambiente / Recursos naturales , Plagas y enfermedades , Plantas, Seguridad alimentaria
Realizador: Charlotta Lomas, FAO.
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