BioProtection Global (BPG) is the new name that has been adopted by the Federation of the world's leading Biocontrol and Biopesticide Associations, established in fall 2014. The new name was approved and Board members were elected at the Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) 2015 in Basel, Switzerland.
The objective of BPG is to achieve international harmonization for regulation of biological pest control solutions and to be the central contact for governmental and non-governmental stakeholders worldwide related to biocontrol and biopesticides.
BPG’s members: the Associscao Brasileira das Empresas de Controle Biologica (ABCBio), the Association of Natural Biocontrol Producers (ANBP), the Associacio Colombian de Bioinsumos (Assobiocol), the Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA), the International Biocontrol Manufacturers (IBMA), the Japan BioControl Association (JBCA), PMFAI, and the South African Bioproducts Organisation (SABO), elected Tom Mason as BPG President for 2018. You may read more about it in BPG Press Release.
“The key to achieving international harmonization is having a global body representing our industry and speaking with one voice to government policy makers and regulators all over the planet,” said Ravensberg. “The biocontrol and biopesticides industries are rapidly growing because of demands from consumers everywhere, and there needs to be consistent regulation in all parts of the world to allow our member companies to satisfy these demands.”