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The International Biocontrol Manufacturers' Association (IBMA) is the worldwide association of biocontrol industries producing microorganisms, macroorganisms, semiochemicals and natural pesticides for plant protection and public health.

Alternative, biological and non-chemical plant protection has become an important issue worldwide, in order to correct the negative impact and the risks associated with the extensive and often inappropriate use of conventional chemical pesticides.

Based on long years of intensive research and development, the "Biocontrol industry" is growing fast and can offer safe and cost- effective solutions to society.

IBMA was created in 1995 to represent the views of these biological control producers, which are mainly small companies with limited resources: Manufacturers, research organisations, extension services, consultants, distributors, all contributing to the development of biocontrol and participating in IBMA activities.

With members throughout the World, IBMA is a worldwide organisation for biological crop protection, sustainable soil management, animal health and public hygiene.

IBMA actively seeks to form a global federation of likeminded regional associations and have already formed a working link with BPIA in North America.

IBMA participate in the activities of international organisations such as OECD, FAO, WHO, the International Forum for Chemical Safety, the European Commission, etc…

Biopesticide Industry Alliance


BPIA, Biopesticide Industry Alliance

ASEAN Cooperation


GIZ (German International Cooperation) – IBMA Partnership:

Project ASEAN Biocontrol for Sustainable Agrifood Systems.
Project of promotion task force for development of BCA use and Production in SE Asia:

Project Commercialisation of Biopesticides in South east Asia:


New Ag International is the official partner publication of IBMA

Canadian Insect Producer Database


Service to our members: The link with the Canadian Insect Producer Database provides a useful indication on "Who is producing Which Beneficial Insect"

Last update: 14.04.2014, © IBMA
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April 2014:

Job Offer:
Oro Agri is looking for an experienced
European Senior Technical Manager (pdf)

New Brochure:
IBMA Italia brochure

IBMA Italia participated FIERAGRICOLA 2014

ABIM 2014: Early bird registration for IBMA members (members only)

Sign-up for ECPA-IBMA workshop with EFSA, 4-5 June 2014 (members only)

Feb. 2014:

IBMA at Fruit Logistica - The Roadmap to Sustainable Agriculture: Photo gallery and presentations (members only)

International Relations Regulatory Affairs, Activity Report Jan. 2014
Download: Report (pdf, members only)

Event: Advances in Biological Control and IPM (Biocontrol and IPM Group), UK, 12.-13.11.2014

Dec. 2013:

IBMA Christmas Newsletter, Dec. 2013
Newsletter (pdf, members only)

IOBC-IBMA-PAN symposium on "Feeding Europe with less pesticides", 05.12.2013.
Presentations and photo gallery (members only)

Nov. 2013:

ABIM 2013:
Report (pdf) by Mr. D. Cary
Photo Gallery
Plant Protection Corner Article (pdf)

IBMA Newsletter, Post ABIM 2013,
Newsletter (pdf, members only)

IBMA and its future - Strategic sessions at the IBMA Away Day
Report (pdf, members only)

Okt. 2013:

Annual Members' Directory: 'Who's Who' of the biocontrol industry

Successful Vegetal World Congress and Exhibition, Oct. 2013

IBMA Public Positions
New Position Papers

ABIM: Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

Next Annual Biocontrol Industry Meetings

ABIM 2014:

ABIM 2015:

ABIM 2016:
24-26 October 2016

ABIM 2017:
23-25 October 2017





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