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 […]

Bernard Blum Award 2021 Winner is BioPersi+ Classic/Speed Sachet by BioBee

Bernard Blum Award 2021 Winner

We have Bernard Blum Award 2021 Winner! The best biocontrol product of the year is BioPersi+ Classic/Speed Sachet by BioBee Sde Eliyahu Ltd. The awardees have been announced at ABIM 2021 where David Cary, Member of the ABIM Executive Board and Owen Jones (Chair of the Bernard Blum Award judging panel) have presented the 2021 […]

IBMA Members Survey 2021 – Continued growth of the biocontrol industry

IBMA Market Survey 2021

The International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) represents over 230 members companies globally, of which 160 members are European companies from 17 different member states and over 80% are SMEs. Biocontrol or bioprotection is defined by IBMA as 4 biocontrol technologies: invertebrate biocontrol agents, microbials, semiochemicals and natural substances. In Spring 2021, IBMA conducted a survey […]

Bernard Blum Award 2021 Shortlist Announced!

Bernard Blum Award 2021

The shorlisted for biocontrol innovative products are: Vectorite with CR-7 + Vectorhive by Bee Vectoring Technology BioPersi+ Classic/Speed Sachet by BioBee Sde Eliyahu Ltd PROBLAD by Certis Europe Bernard Blum Award Presentation (ABIM, 19 October, 17:00-18:00): David Cary, Member of the ABIM Executive Board and Owen Jones (Chair of the Bernard Blum Award judging panel) […]

Food Systems Summit Dialogues

Food Systems Summit 2021 Dialogues

A powerful opportunity to engage meaningfully, explore collectively and emerge resiliently for sustainable food systems. Anyone can be a part of shaping the change – help the world hear all voices of food systems – convene a Dialogue today! The Food Systems Summit Dialogues enable a standardized approach for the convening, curation and facilitation of […]