IITA launches International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020 at R4D Week

With decades of research contributing to the improvement of plant health globally and across Africa in particular, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) joined the plant science community on 22 November to launch the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020. The IYPH 2020 is a year-long observance with the theme, “Protecting Plant Health in a Changing World” and aims to raise global awareness on how plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, and protect biodiversity and the environment.

The launch took place as part of the Institute’s Research for Development (R4D) Week, and took into account the landmark contributions of the Institute in the area of plant health and agriculture in its over 50 years of research work in Africa.

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