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
IBMA 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 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.
Three finalists for Bernard Blum Award announced
Five Products Shortlisted for the 2017 Bernard Blum Award
Five products have been shortlisted for the Bernard Blum Award in 2017.
Foundation of IBMA Kenya
International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association of Kenya (IBMA Kenya) was launched on Friday 15th September 2017 at the Naivasha Hortifair. In the last 10 years biocontrol in Kenya has grown and this transition has occurred as a result of various driving forces including consumer demand, overcoming pesticide resistance and environmental concern. However, the wide spread adoption by Kenyan growers has only been achieved through locally available biological control agents and service providers that provide affordable biological solutions.
Foundation of IBMA Kenya