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    Biocontrol Africa, Marrakesh, Morocco

    Biocontrol Africa, 6th-8th April 2020, Marrakesh, Morocco


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    ERM-IBMA Webinar on EU General Food Law

    The webinar will take place from 15h to 17h CET. More information will be sent to members via the Newsflash.

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IBMA and Copa-Cogeca Workshop - Biocontrol technologies in the current and future farmers’ toolbox

Biocontrol Africa

7th SUD Symposium 2019.12.12.


12th December 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Who: This Symposium will be hosted by MEPs Martin Hojsik and Fredrick Federley (Renew Europe)

When: December 12th 2019, 9.00 to 13.00 with Welcome Coffee at 8.30

Where: at the European Parliament, room number PHS 5B1

Simultaneous interpretation: EN, IT, FR





Which policy and technical tools will be offered in France to ensure the ecological transition by Florence Jacquet, Research Director in the French National Research Agency (INRA)

Desired compliance or business opportunity: How to frame the ecological transition in farming? by Erik Mathijs, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Leuven, Belgium

Designing policy instruments for ecological transition: The importance of understanding farmers’ motivation and decision styles by Helle Ørsted Nielsen, Department of Environmental Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Presentation by PAN Europe, Henriette Christensen

Presentation by IBMA Executive Director Jennifer Lewis

Farmers experience in the uptake of alternatives to fungicides

The use of alternatives in fighting fungal diseases in vine grapes, Alex Valsecchi, UK farmer

The use of alternatives to fighting fungal diseases in rice, Paolo Mosca, Italian farmer

The use of alternatives to fighting fungal diseases in arables, Jean-Francois Monod, French farmer


Who are we?  An innovative partnership consisting of:

International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC/WPRS) is an International Organisation of progressive European researchers and other knowledgeable people investigating the use of sustainable, environmentally safe, economically feasible, socially acceptable control methods of pests and diseases of agricultural crops. IOBC/WPRS fosters research and practical application, training and information exchange, especially of all methods including biological control as part of integrated pest management. IOBC/WPRS produces guidelines for integrated production of agricultural crops, collaborates with different stakeholders to develop sustainable agricultural production systems and standardises methods of testing effects of pesticides on beneficial species, with the aim to foster biodiversity and ecological services as a natural resource.

International Biocontrol Manufacturer Association (IBMA) is the association of biocontrol industries producing solutions: microorganisms, macroorganisms, semiochemicals and natural substances. Based on long years of intensive research and development, the "Biocontrol industry" is now growing fast and can offer safe and cost- effective technologies to the entire food chain. IBMA was created in 1995 to represent the views of the developing biocontrol technologies manufacturers, which are mainly SME’s with limited resources, research organisations, extension services, consultants, distributors, contributing to the development of biocontrol and participating in IBMA activities.

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe is a Brussels based NGO working to minimise negative effects and replace the use of hazardous chemicals with ecologically sound alternatives.  Our network brings together public health, and environmental organisations and women's groups from across Europe. We work to eliminate dependency on chemical pesticides and to support safe sustainable pest control methods.


2015-11-12 IPM Triangle

Past Events 

ABIM 2019, 21-23 October 2019, Basel, Switzerland

Biocontrol Asia, 23-25 September 2019, Chengdu, China

Biocontrol Latam 28-30 August 2019, Campinas, Brasil

ABIM 2018, Basel, Switzerland, 22nd to 24th October

Biocontrol LATAM, Colombia, 14th to 16th November 2018

Biocontrol Africa, 19th-20th March 2018

6th SUD Symposium - Integrated Pest Management - Working with Nature in arable crops - Discover the presentations, the conclusions and watch it on Youtube

ABIM, 23 October - 25 October 2017, Basel, Switzerland

Biocontrols Mexico Conference & Expo, 14 -15 September 2017

Biocontrol Asia, 6-7 June 2017

IBMA at GFIA Europe, 9-10 May 2017

IBMA and Copa-Cogeca Workshop on Bacillus cereus,                 28 March 2017

5th SUD Symposium: Unlocking the IPM triangle - Using Green tools 1st, 7 February 2017

4th Symposium “Feeding Europe while reducing pesticide dependency”, 19 November 2016

Biocontrol LATAM, 15-17 November 2016

ECPA-IBMA workshop - EFSA role in evaluation of PPPs,              7-8 June 2016

BPIA - Second International Biocontrol Industry Symposium,      1-2 March 2016

2015 iFresh Asian Fruit & Vegetable Industry Summit,               26-27 May 2015

Biocontrol Asia, 17-18 March 2015

The 1st International Biocontrol industry symposium and workshop, 3 March 2015

IBMA at Fruit Logistica, 4-5 February 2015

Symposium Feeding Europe with less pesticides, 4 November 2014

Feeding Europe with less pesticides, 5 December 2013