International Day of Plant Health – May 12, 2023

May 12, 2023

The United Nations has declared 12 May International Day of Plant Health (IDPH). In this context, we all need to raise awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment and promote economic development.

The Mediterranean Phytopathological Union is dedicated to promoting phytosanitary research in Mediterranean crops and wants to collaborate in promoting the VIDEO CONTEST launched to give visibility to phytosanitary research activities conducted by MSc and PhD students and early career researchers by the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies of Bari (CIHEAM Bari), the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI-Australia) and the Euphresco Network for phytosanitary research coordination and funding (Euphresco).

Please watch the ‘Plant Health TV: Promoting the Importance of Plant Health Research’ initiative.


Eleven videos have been submitted to the contest by the CIHEAM Bari’s Alumni Network and the PBRI-Plant Health Student Network. They are available in the following list. By liking your favourite video on You Tube, you will give the video-maker the chance to win a travel grant to participate in a scientific exchange at CIHEAM Bari, Italy!

The videos can be voted until May 31, 2023. The winner will be announced on June 21 in a dedicated event that will be hosted at CIHEAM Bari.

Phytopathologia Mediterranea