Do you know that the United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. Protecting plants from pests and diseases is of vital importance as plants are the source of the air we breathe and most of the food we eat.
To raise awareness on plant health, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a photo contest under the theme „Healthy and unhealthy plants“.
Contestants can submit photos to the following categories:
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.
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.
The winner of each category will be invited to an important plant health event such as the International Plant Health Conference in Helsinki or an event at FAO headquarters (e.g. World Food Day) in 2020 with travel expenses covered.
The deadline for entries is 15 June 2020.
Full information could be found here.