IBMA is a trade association representing the manufacturers of Biocontrol solutions and is proud to have wide range of members to enrich the association.
- A large percentage of IBMA members are Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
- IBMA Members’ provide Biocontrol solutions to manage pests and diseases.
- IBMA Members’ Biocontrol solutions are preferred resources for conventional farming systems in integrated pest management (IPM) when intervention is required.
- IBMA Members’ Biocontrol solutions are normally suitable to use in organic farming systems.
International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association
Providing farmers with the best tools to effectively manage pests and diseases now and in the future For use in conventional IPM based and Organic farming systems, our members in the biocontrol industry are supplying modern, green tools inspired by, harnessed or harvested from nature to help protect the crops of today and, importantly tomorrow!More info...
IBMA is a member of global G.A.P. G.A.P. stands for Good Agricultural Practice and GLOBAL G.A.P. is the worldwide standard that assures it. GLOBAL G.A.P. is an organisation with a crucial objective: safe, sustainable agriculture worldwide; it sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe, and more and more producers, suppliers and buyers are harmonising their certification standards to match. Visit the Global G.A.P website to discover more.
IBMA has four professional groups representing the manufacturers of solutions from the biocontrol industry for the control of pests and diseases
- MACROBIALS - INVERTEBRATE BIOCONTROL AGENTS (IBCA) PROFESSIONAL GROUP
- MICROBIALS- MICROBIAL BIOCONTROL AGENTS (MBCA) PROFESSIONAL GROUP
- NATURAL AND BIOCHEMICAL PRODUCTS PROFESSIONAL GROUP
- SEMIOCHEMICALS PROFESSIONAL GROUP
IBMA, the voice of the Biocontrol Industry
The International Biocontrol Manufacturers' Association (IBMA) is a European focused association of biocontrol industries producing microorganisms, macroorganisms, semiochemicals and natural pesticides for plant protection, animal housing, home and garden and public health uses.
Biological and non-chemical plant protection products have become important solutions globally, in the quest towards sustainable production of food and pest management of public spaces. They offer new possibilities for farmers to include them in IPM programmes and increase sustainability of agriculture.
Based on long years of intensive research and development, the "Biocontrol industry" is growing fast and can offer safe and cost-effective solutions to the benefit of all facets of society.
IBMA was created in 1995 to represent the views of these biological control producers, with diverse origins and structures. We have a high percentage of member companies qualifying as SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises) often with limited resources: Manufacturers, research organisations, extension services, consultants, distributors, all contribute to the development of biocontrol, benefit from and participate in IBMA activities.
IBMA is an association active on many levels:
We promote and defend our members’ activities and points of view at all levels, and share our expertise with relevant stakeholders and our members.
With members throughout the world, IBMA is a founding member of BioProtection Global (BPG), the global federation for biological crop protection, animal health and public hygiene. Currently BPG covers Europe, North America, Brazil and South Africa. Further expansion is anticipated.
IBMA participate in the activities of international government organisations including OECD, FAO, WHO, UNEP, the European Commission, EFSA, etc. We also engage with other stakeholders including farmer organisations, NGOs and other associations. A lot of this activity will be passed to BPG with IBMA involvement in future.
Save the Date 31st January 2018
SUD Symposium on Arable Farming
European Parliament 15:00 to 19:00
Early Career Award from the Society of Invertebrate Pathology
Vera Ros was awarded the Early Career Award from the Society of Invertebrate Pathology at the conference of this society in San Diego (USA) last month. This award recognizes outstanding contributions from invertebrate pathologists who are in the early stage of their scientific career. Vera Ros is Assistant Professor at the Laboratory of Virology, Wageningen University and Research (The Netherlands). She is interested in the evolution of host-parasite interactions, with a strong focus on interactions between arthropods and micro-organisms.
With just over a month to go to ABIM you can now find the programme of events on the ABIM website. For ABIM 2017 the two keynote speakers represent different aspects of biocontrol and will be presenting how their organisations have helped change pest management practices; Monday - Paul Koppert and Tuesday - Ulrich (Ulli) Kuhlmann. If you wish to avoid the queue at the registration desk at the Congress Center please remember to register on-line.
IBMA members are very welcome to attend the IBMA AGM which will take place on Monday 23rd October from 14.00-16.00.
IBMA Vice-President election