Collaborative Roadmap for IBMA and IFOAM EU for Organic Farming 2019-2024

IFOAM EU (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements – EU Regional group) is the European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming, representing 200 member organisations across Europe. IBMA members produce biological plant protection solutions from natural origin. IBMA believes that biocontrol solutions offer key advantages and attributes which enable them to be priority solutions […]

First International Congress on Biological and Integrated Control in Algeria (CILBIA1)

4th – 6th February, 2019 The First International Congress on Biological and Integrated Control in Algeria (CILBIA1), jointly organized by the University of Batna (Algeria), the Scientific Association ‘Biology, Biodiversity and Sustainability’ ‘(BBD, Algeria) and the IOBC-WPRS Commission for IP & Biocontrol in North-African countries “, will take place from 4 to 6 February 2019 […]

BET – Biocontrol E-training – Erasmus + Project

The BET project – Biocontrol E-training – is an ERASMUS + funded program, a European initiative for the development of educational and vocational projects.  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 […]

IBMA White Paper: IBMA Vision on how to improve regulation in the European Union – a New EU Regulatory Framework for Bioprotection Agents

Bioprotection technologies provide effective and innovative plant protection for modern agriculture. This makes them a vital tool in the EU’s work to support farmers and effectively implement the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (SUD, Directive 128/2009/EC). However, the current lack of a specialist bioprotection regulatory body, legislation, procedure and data requirements means that the EU […]

New prolonged Copa-Cogeca – IBMA Roadmap for collaboration in 2018-2025

Since 2009, EU farmers have been deprived of solutions to tackle pests and diseases. Moreover, they face increasing obligations to use alternative non-chemical pest control techniques, despite the insufficient information, knowledge and products at their disposal. Biocontrol manufacturers have come up against obstacles when trying to introduce biocontrol solutions onto the market. Indeed, regulatory processes […]

List of minor uses needs and priorities

As you know the EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility (MUCF) has conducted a survey to Member States about their minor uses needs and priorities. This survey was conducted in preparation of the Global Minor Use Priority Setting Workshop in October 2017 in Montreal as part of the Third Global Minor Use Summit (GMUS-3). Early 2018 the MUCF reconducted […]