About IYPH

The United Nations has designated the year 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) to promote plant health around the world. Protecting plant health means safeguarding crops, ecosystems, forests and natural habitats from invasive plant pests and diseases.

The IYPH has four global themes, which include how good plant health can:

  • help end hunger
  • reduce poverty
  • protect the environment, and
  • boost economic development

Canada works hard to protect our valuable plant resources, our economy and international trade, and is proud to support this major global initiative.

Plant Protection in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is Canada's representative to the International Plant Protection Convention and works with other federal departments and agencies to:

The CFIA works closely with the provincial and territorial ministries of agriculture, environment and forestry.

Canadian partners for the International Year of Plant Health