The International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association, or IBMA, acts as the voice for the biocontrol industry. Headquartered in Brussels, it has over 200 members across the globe.
So, what is biocontrol? Biocontrol is used to manage pests, weeds and diseases in agriculture, as well as home, garden and forestry. Biological control technologies originate from nature. They are proven alternatives to the use of chemical pesticides for pest management, so they benefit biodiversity, soil health and water quality. Such benefits are crucial in the context of consumer demand for food safety, human health and protection of the environment.
Examples include invertebrates (such as ladybird larvae, used to tackle aphid infestations), pheromones (chemical messengers used by species to communicate) and funghi to manage pests or diseases on crops.
Curious PR helps manage IBMA's social media channels, launching campaigns to educate the public on the value of biocontrol, while staying up to date with key, urgent EU policy moments across all platforms.
We are proud to be working with the Association to facilitate a future which better supports sustainable agriculture and nature-based practices. As ever, Nature holds so many of the solutions to our biggest problems. We just have to support it to do so!