press releases

20th October 2021

IBMA FiBL – More than 970 biocontrol industry representatives gather at ABIM in Basel – a strong boost for our nature based solutions

14th October 2021

EU Farm to Fork Conference 2021: Back Biocontrol, not chemical pesticides

24th June 2021

IBMA IEEP – Biocontrol can offer a systemic and balanced solution for sustainable agriculture

14th April 2021

IBMA assists in the development of the CABI BioProtection Portal and shared mission of greater ‘green diplomacy’

7th April 2021

IBMA 2021 Biocontrol Industry survey calls on members to make a strong can-do statement

1st April 2021

SUD Review: Bioprotection-biocontrol technologies make a crucial contribution to the transition to more agroecological farming

26th May 2020

IBMA, the voice of the biocontrol industry, thanks the European Commission for the coherence of the Farm to Fork strategy for alternatives to chemical pesticides and the biodiversity strategy

23rd January 2020

Biocontrol technologies as key part of farmers’ toolbox

16th January 2020

IBMA and the organic movement call for better regulation of natural origin plant protection technologies  

22nd October 2019

Proportionate Regulation and Biocontrol is a reality

3rd June 2019

Jennifer Lewis, IBMA member former employee, is our new Executive Director

7th February 2019

IBMA lodges a complaint with the EU Ombudsman against the EU Commission, for maladministration regarding the adaptation of the PPPs Regulation 1107/2009

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7th February 2019

Joint IBMA Copa-Cogeca Press Release – Sustainable Plant Protection – Copa and Cogeca and IBMA host a high level symposium to discuss the necessity of expanding farmers’ toolbox

23rd October 2018

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

11th September – Joint Press Release with Copa-Cogeca

Biocontrol solutions in the limelight – Copa-Cogeca and IBMA publish their new Roadmap for collaboration on biocontrol solutions

19th June 2018,

IBMA Biocontrol Survey Report

3rd November 2017,

ABIM 2017: The biggest gathering of biocontrol professionals – ever. 

17th February 2017,

IBMA, COPA and COGECA welcome European Parliament resolution calling for faster access to the European Market for Low-Risk pesticides.

3rd February 2017,

The European Parliament ENVI Committee votes 59-1 in favour of a motion for resolution providing faster access for low-risk pesticides in the European Market.

11th July 2016,

IBMA Official response to the Implementation Plan on Acceleration of Sustainable Plant Protection as proposed by the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs: Priority for low-risk plant protection products,as indicated in the Preamble (17) of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, means prioritizing now

2nd February 2016,

Biocontrol and Biopesticide Associations Form International Federation

26th November 2015, IBMA/PAN Europe Press release 

Sustainable use of pesticides: one year delay in publishing European Commission report

15th July 2015, IBMA/Copa-Cogeca Press release

IBMA, Copa and Cogeca stress at high-level event that demand for bio-pesticides rising, but overly bureaucratic regulatory system stops market developing

26th November 2014, IBMA/PAN Europe Press release

The European Commission missed today’s deadline to submit a report to the Parliament and the Council on increased use of alternatives for pest and disease control