Biocontrol Latam 2016 Tuesday 15th – Thursday 17th November 2016 in São Paulo, Brasil

New Ag International, 2BMonthly, IBMA and ABCBio join forces to organise Biocontrol LATAM 2016 Conference & Exhibition - the largest international event to cover biocontrol in Latin America.

IBMA Members

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.
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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!

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Professional Groups

IBMA has four professional groups representing the manufacturers of solutions from the biocontrol industry for the control of pests and diseases

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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.

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