ABIM 2020 will go ahead as a Virtual Exhibition and Conference
Please read IBMA Contribution to the Public Consultation on this important milestone for our sector, the Farm to Form Strategy Roadmap.
Respecting the preventive measures taken in Belgium and other countries our team works in, we continue to be available to support you. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Take care of yourselves !
IFOAM EU (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements – EU Regional group), the European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming and IBMA have signed a collaborative roadmap aiming at proportionate regulation for biological plant protection products, the promotion of research and development on biological plant protection products and increased knowledge sharing among stakeholders in the organic plant protection.
Discover this document encompassing the definition of technologies - namely Invertebrate Biocontrol Agents, Microbials, Semiochemicals and Natural Substances - covered by IBMA, – the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association –.
Biocontrol Asia takes palce from 23 - 25 September 2019 at Chengdu Century City International Convention Center http://www.ibma-global.org/en/events-1-1
PROLONGED DEADLINE UNTIL 19TH JULY - IBMA is very proud to announce a unique opportunity to call for nominations from the industry for novel biocontrol solutions that will make an impact on this rapidly growing market.
4 - 6 February, 2019 in Batna, Algeria. Jointly organized by the University of Batna, the Scientific Association 'Biology, Biodiversity and Sustainability' '(BBD, Algeria) and the IOBC-WPRS Commission for IP & Biocontrol in North-African countries ".
The objective of the BET project is to create a new biocontrol distance training tool aimed at a broad audience of trainers (training organizations, Universities, Schools, Chambers of Agriculture, technical Institutes…) in different European countries.
IBMA proposes the EU develops a new appropriate legislative framework and streamlined provisions with a dedicated centralized regulatory body, presumption of safe use, tiered assessment and tailored data requirements.
Since 2009, EU farmers have been deprived of solutions to tackle pests and diseases. Meanwhile, Biocontrol manufacturers have come up against obstacles when trying to introduce biocontrol solutions onto the market. That is why, in 2014, IBMA and Copa-Cogeca decided to sign a first Roadmap and to prolonge it now.
The list of nominations for the Bernard Blum Award is finally available - and the 15 highly qualified products listed show that our industry is thriving in finding effective solutions in pest and disease management with a low impact on human health and the environment!
The minor uses needs and priorities of 24 out of 28 Member States are now available, plus data from Norway and Switzerland. In total, data from 26 European countries are available.
IBMA member bio-ferm is looking for a person to fill its vacant position of Business Development Manager.
The survey clearly shows we have a growing business, all sectors are growing at double digit growth rates. The European market is diverse and the sales of biocontrol products reflect the diversity of our membership and the promoted goal of IPM using a multitude of different tools.
IBMA is very proud to announce a unique opportunity to call for nominations from the industry for novel biocontrol solutions that will make an impact on this rapidly growing market.
The conference will focus on regulatory issues, on issues relating to human health and on environmental risk assessment of biopesticides. It will especially offer information to those, who are dealing with the complex topic of microbial pesticides.
EU rules in the field of PPPs will no longer apply to the United Kingdom after the withdrawal date. In particular, business operators should consider that, according to Union law, third countries cannot act as rapporteur Member States, zonal rapporteur Member States or evaluating Member States for MRLs.
The Council of the Society of Invertebrate Pathology has created an Early Career Scientist award to recognize outstanding contributions from invertebrate pathologists who are in the early stage of their scientific/academic career.
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.
These guidelines serve to provide further guidance on the implementation of specific aspects of the Code of Conduct.
The Organic Farmers Fair (TOFF) opens its doors for the first time in June 2018 as part of the international horticulture trade show GreenTech in Amsterdam. It focuses primarily on organic agricultural production technology.
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.
Elizabeth Collison (TSGE Consulting) and Jacobijn van Etten (Ctgb) are chairing a session at the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting in May 2018. The session will focus on “Developments in the ecological and human health risk assessment of biopesticides: microorganisms, semiochemicals and botanicals”. You are invited to submit your abstract by Wednesday 29th November.
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”.
This is the first Africa-wide Biocontrol Industry meeting organized by NewAg International and 2BMonthly in conjunction with IBMA and local organizers. Registration opens on 5th September
SUD Symposium on Arable Farming European Parliament 15:00 to 19:00
The European Master degree in Plant Health in Sustainable Cropping Systems (PlantHealth) is a fully integrated and globally competitive Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree, designed by leading European universities in the field of Crop Protection which provides top-level and up-to-date education, qualifying graduates to cope with the challenges in contemporary and future plant health management related to global food safety issues. The next call for student applications is end of October 2017.
A special five page feature titled “The Biocontrol world meets at ABIM” has been published in the September/October issue of International Pest Control. The article gives information on the exhibition and details some programme highlights to look forward to. A full exhibitor reference guide is also included
Following discussions on Brexit earlier this year a note to economic operators and the related Q&A document for Brexit has been published on the SANTE webpage.
International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association of Kenya (IBMA Kenya) was launched on Friday 15th September 2017 at the Naivasha Hortifair. In the last 10 years biocontrol in Kenya has grown and this transition has occurred as a result of various driving forces including consumer demand, overcoming pesticide resistance and environmental concern. However, the wide spread adoption by Kenyan growers has only been achieved through locally available biological control agents and service providers that provide affordable biological solutions.
Article on ABIM 2017 was published in New Ag International (English version). This will also be published in the New Ag International Spanish and Chinese versions later in Nov-Dec 2017.
Winner of Bernard Blum Award 2017 is CBC Europe for the product TREMOS, a digital electronic system used to disrupt location and mating of leafhopper species.
The updated French biocontrol plant protection products list was published in the Official Bulletin of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food on 18 October 2017. These products include secondary authorisations and import in parallel trade.
Vera Ros was awarded the Early Career Award from the Society of Invertebrate Pathology at the conference of this society in San Diego (USA) last month. This award recognizes outstanding contributions from invertebrate pathologists who are in the early stage of their scientific career. Vera Ros is Assistant Professor at the Laboratory of Virology, Wageningen University and Research (The Netherlands). She is interested in the evolution of host-parasite interactions, with a strong focus on interactions between arthropods and micro-organisms.
Vittorio has served as IBMA Vice President from 2012-2017. His commitment to and input in IBMA has always been very valuable and we owe him a great deal of thanks for so many years of service. His long lasting and outstanding services to IBMA have been recognised with an Honorary Membership. Read more about Vittorios service to IBMA on our website.