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 is the voice of the Biocontrol industry and represents all its members to promote biocontrol and bring to the market via proportionate regulation modern, green biocontrol tools, inspired by, harnessed or harvested from nature.
These green biocontrol tools protect the crops and environment of today and importantly tomorrow, and are the first choice for controlling pests and diseases sustainably.More info...
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 BioProtection Global with IBMA involvement in future.
List of minor uses needs and priorities
The minor uses needs and priorities of 24 out of 28 Member States are now available, plus data from Norway and Switzerland. In total, data from 26 European countries are available.
Vacancy at bio-ferm: Business Development Manager
IBMA member bio-ferm is looking for a person to fill its vacant position of Business Development Manager.
The SIP Early Career Award
The Council of the Society of Invertebrate Pathology has created an Early Career Scientist award to recognize outstanding contributions from invertebrate pathologists who are in the early stage of their scientific/academic career.
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 Executive Director - Vacant Position
Our Association is based in Brussels and we will have a vacancy to lead our office team based in the heart of Brussels. A significant handover period with the incumbent Executive Director is foreseen.
List of minor uses needs and priorities
International Fresenius BIOCONTROL Conference: Biopesticides – Biofertilisers – Biostimulants in Mainz, Germany