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International Year of Plant Health
Международный год здоровья растений
Presented by
Royal Mint of Belgium
Nominal value
2 euro
Weight
8,5 g
Diameter
25,75 mm
Metal
CuNi/CuZnNi
Mintage
600 000 pcs
Production quality
Uncirculated, 2D and 2.5D relief.
Designer
Luc Luycx
Producer
Royal Dutch Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse shows the official logo of the International Year of Plant Health announced by the United Nations; the year 2020; the country abbreviation BE; the Mint Master’s sign and the Mint mark; and the 12 European stars. 

The reverse is the official common 2 euro coin reverse, showing the map of Europe.
A brief annotation
It is estimated that up to 40 percent of food crops are lost to plant pests and diseases annually. This leaves millions of people without enough food to eat and seriously damages agriculture - the primary source of income for rural poor communities. 

Furthermore, as international trade and travel expands exponentially, the risk that plant pests and diseases will spread into new areas has increased. 

That is why the United Nations has declared the year 2020 the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The purpose of IYPH 2020 is that we become aware of the global challenges we face in terms of plant health and the importance of protecting our crops against pests and diseases. This is how we can achieve sustainable agriculture guarantees our food security, stimulates economic development, reduces poverty and protects the environment.
New issue
№ 4(65) 2023
№ 4(65) 2023
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