Appointment of IBMA Regulatory Adviser

We are delighted to announce that Jeroen Meeussen joins IBMA as Regulatory Adviser. Jeroen Meeussen is a plant pathologist by training and has a long history in crop protection and regulatory affairs. Jeroen worked for more than 20 years at the Board for the authorisation of plant protection products and biocides (Ctgb) in the Netherlands. […]

Appointment of IBMA Communications Manager

We are delighted to welcome, Niamh Holland-Essoh to IBMA as our new Communications Manager. For the past decade, Niamh led the communications team at IFOAM – Organics International where she was responsible for raising awareness of the solutions sustainable agriculture can bring to global challenges such as biodiversity loss, soil degradation and rural development. To […]

News from IBMA España: 21st century technology with 19th century bureaucracy

(read the Spanish version) From IBMA Espana, we want to reflect on the recent informal meeting of European Union Agriculture Ministers that took place in Córdoba on September 4th and 5th. The crucial role of new technologies in agriculture was discussed at the meeting, especially with regard to adaptation to climate change and global food […]

Jennifer Lewis interviewed on BBC

We were thrilled to see IBMA Executive Director, Jennifer Lewis, interviewed on BBC World’s World Business Report this morning about the importance of biocontrol.This weekend, EU Agricultural Ministers are set to have an informal meeting in Cordoba, Spain, which will include discussion on the Sustainable Use Regulation (SUR).IBMA, as many others, call on Agricultural Ministers to […]

Call for Candidacy – Microbials

IBMA would like to invite nominations for the following vacancy on our Council: Professional Group Chair of Microbials The Professional Group Chair represents a vibrant group of technical and regulatory specialists from member companies who provide biological solutions for agriculture, forestry, amenity, home and garden, and public health to promote a sustainable future. The position […]

Press Release – 5th July 2023

SUR essential to unlock biocontrol for farmers As per the Council request at the end of 2023, the European Commission additional study to the impact assessment on the SUR has just been published. This study recognises “the potential of alternatives, including biocontrol, as a key contribution to achieving pesticide reduction targets”. “The SUR is essential […]

Call for Candidacy – Natural Substances

IBMA would like to invite nominations for the following vacancy on our Council: Professional Group Chair of Natural Substances The Professional Group Chair represents a vibrant group of technical and regulatory specialists from member companies who provide biological solutions for agriculture, forestry, amenity, home and garden, and public health to promote a sustainable future. The […]

IEEP report “Are CAP Strategic Plans supporting farmers to use biocontrol alternatives to pesticide use?”

AUTHORS: Zuzana Lukacova and Evelyn Underwood This report reviewed seven national CAP Strategic Plans to see whether and to what extent the planned interventions support biological control and Integrated Pest Management. Biological control applies a holistic approach to crop protection that considers the ecosystem health of the whole farm, pest and predator behaviour and life […]

Call for Candidacy – Vice President

IBMA would like to invite nominations for the following vacancy on our Board: Vice President We encourage IBMA Active Members to apply for this fulfilling and rewarding role. This is an opportunity to take an active role in guiding and championing biocontrol. IBMA is a vibrant and innovative industry association that holds a pivotal role […]

Call for Candidacy – Semiochemicals

IBMA would like to invite nominations for the following vacancy on our Council: Professional Group Chair of Semiochemicals The Professional Group Chair represents a vibrant group of technical and regulatory specialists from member companies who provide biological solutions for agriculture, forestry, amenity, home and garden, and public health to promote a sustainable future. The position […]