International Year of Plant Health in Gembloux

The United Nations Assembly decided that 2020 would be the "International Year of Plant Health (IYPH2020)".

The objective is to raise awareness among the general public and decision-makers of the importance of plant health in achieving the sustainable development goals of the United Nations and strengthening plant protection services at all levels. 

According to the UN, and relayed by the FPS Health, it is an opportunity to mobilize governments, industries, sectors, public organizations, scientists and the public to :

  • better cooperate to protect plants against the spread of devastating pests;
  • stimulate scientific innovation to address the threats;
  • promote responsible practices that limit the spread of pests;
  • increase public and private sector support for more sustainable plants, health strategies and services. 

Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech will carry out actions throughout 2020 in line with these objectives: 

January 9 and 10, 2020 : SFR Condorcet Days  

February 18, 2020: Inaugural lesson of the Francqui Chair in the Belgian title 2019-2020 

The complete program is under construction.

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