Technical Manager, IBMA Office, Brussels

Founded in 1995, the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) is an international non-profit trade association, based in Brussels since 2013. With over 220 members globally we represent the manufacturers of biocontrol solutions, known alternatives to control pests and diseases effectively in an environmentally friendly way in agriculture, forestry, public spaces, and gardens. A large percentage […]

New rules to accelerate the approval and authorisation of biological plant protection products – Microbials/Microorganisms

On 8th February 2022 the SCOPAFF written procedure for voting the four regulations on microorganims was officially closed and the new data requirements for microbials was released to the final approval stages in European Parliament. Read online on the European Commission website what the EU Member states have approved new rules to accelerate the approval […]

Unlock the potential of Biocontrol: IBMA calls on Europe’s regulatory authorities for urgent action.

As were informed IBMA Members via the 30th March IBMA News, over the past few months, we have been in discussion with European Commission DGs, Cabinets and Members States Permanent Representations to ask for a definition of biocontrol in the SUD revision. As part of these discussions, overcoming authorisation delays for biocontrol has been discussed. […]

IBMA Global, IBMA France, IEEP joint event

As it was well shown in the IEEP Report published last june Exploring the benefits of biocontrol for sustainable agriculture biocontrol has an essential role to reach the EU Green Deal and F2F objectives. In order to enable the use of biocontrol for the farmers and for them to be as soon as possible in the farmers’ toolbox, our solutions need […]

Job offer: Office Manager full-time for IBMA Global – Brussels

IBMA is looking for an Office Manager to reinforce the team. The selected candidate will have the chance to work in a friendly and multicultural environment, for an innovative and rapidly growing industry, joining our dedicated team which is passionate about the future of sustainable agriculture. Founded in 1995, the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) […]

European Commission Consultation: Microbials Data Requirements Consultation- IBMA answer

IBMA’s response to the consultation can be found online with all the documents attached to the introductory text below. IBMA thanks the EU Commission and experts for their work to revise the microbial data requirements (DRs). In particular, we apprreciate that the weight of evidence approach can replace the systematic use of animal studies to […]

Microbial bioprotectants for plant disease management – Special offer for this book

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing are delighted to announce the publication of their exciting new title, Microbial bioprotectants for plant disease management, edited by Dr Jürgen Köhl, Wageningen University & Research, and Dr Willem J. Ravensberg, Koppert Biological Systems and former IBMA President. The book provides a comprehensive coverage of the recent advances in the development […]

EFSA Workshop on Exposure Science Online, 24 February 2022 (4h session, time TBC)

EFSA is organising a workshop on the scientific theme of Exposure Science (e.g., in the area of aggregated exposure assessment, data platform needs, exposure reconstruction via dosimetry (forward and reverse)). The organisation of this workshop is part of a process that EFSA has established for identifying and prioritising scientific themes that might require further investment, […]

RELACS European Workshop


Towards European roadmaps for reducing the use of contentious inputs in organic agriculture 2 December 2021 | 10:00 – 17:00 | online (Microsoft Teams) ‘Replacement of Contentious Inputs in Organic Farming Systems’ – RELACS information and link to register – is a Horizon 2020 project aiming at promoting the development and adoption of environmentally safe […]