Healthy and unhealthy plants

FAO estimates that up to 40% of food crops are lost to plant pests and diseases annually. This leaves millions of people without enough food to eat and seriously damages agriculture.

Healthy plants are a critical resource because of the many ways they support life on Earth. They are the source of the air we breathe, most of the food we eat and natural protectors of the environment.

We are calling on people from all over the world to submit photos that illustrate their idea of healthy or unhealthy plants.

You can submit photos to the following categories:

  1. Unhealthy plants
    We want you to send us photographs of pests attacking plants in your area, or to show us the damage being caused. Pests are defined as any species, strain or type of plant, animal or pathogen that damage plants or plant products. They include insects, virus, bacteria, nematodes and invasive plants.

  2. Healthy Plants – Custodians of our air, food and environment
    Send us photographs that capture the natural beauty of plants and reflect their importance as the source of the air we breathe, our food and as protectors of our environment.