This book has been designed, written and illustrated to help educators and guardians bring children and young people closer to the world of plant protection; the science that deals with plant health. Although addressed to an age group between 8 and 12 years, this book can also be useful for older kids. It can be considered as a first, simple plant protection manual, designed on the occasion of the International Year of Plant Health.
The objective of this international year is to spread and increase awareness of the importance of plant health among the public, and especially the younger generations. FAO and the IPPC Secretariat is working to raise awareness of this issue among the adults of today and tomorrow and to understand how protecting plants is essential to defeating world hunger.