REFIT procedure for Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 - Online Consultations open

Online consultations for public and for stakeholders are open and IBMA guidance to the questionnaire for stakeholders is now available on the Regulatory Affairs page in the Members only section.

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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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IBMA

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.

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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

  • MACROBIALS - INVERTEBRATE BIOCONTROL AGENTS (IBCA) PROFESSIONAL GROUP 
  • MICROBIALS- MICROBIAL BIOCONTROL AGENTS (MBCA) PROFESSIONAL GROUP
  • NATURAL AND BIOCHEMICAL PRODUCTS PROFESSIONAL GROUP 
  • SEMIOCHEMICALS PROFESSIONAL GROUP
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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 BioProtection Global with IBMA involvement in future.

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2017-12-14

Workshop on Dissemination of the Prakas on Imposing Usage of Sample Documents for Commercial Biological Control Agents (BCA)

You are welcome to participate to this workshop taking place in Tonle Bassac Restaurant ll, Phnom Penh Cambodia, on the 21st December 2017. The main objectives of this event are to raise awareness on registration form as key element to make BCA officially available in Cambodia as well as share and discuss the experiences, activities, and lessons learned by BCA application.
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2017-12-11

FAO/WHO Guidelines on Registration of Microbial, Botanical and Semiochemical Pest Control Agents for Plant Protection and Public Health

These guidelines serve to provide further guidance on the implementation of specific aspects of the Code of Conduct.
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2017-11-27

XV Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS of the Working Group Biological and integrated control of plant pathogens

Following the last IOBC-WPRS meeting of the Working Group “Biological and integrated control of plant pathogens” in Berlin in September 2016, IOBC will organize a meeting from the 23rd to the 26th April in Lleida (Catalonia). The theme of the workshop will be: “Biocontrol products: From lab testing to product development”.
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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.