Green biocontrols inspired by nature

IBMA-Kenya is a nonprofit association promoting biologicals for integrated crop protection, organic farming and public hygiene. We represent manufacturers of Biocontrol solutions that are environmentally safe, harnessed or harvested from nature. Green biocontrol tools protect the crops and environment of today and importantly tomorrow, and are the first choice for controlling pests and diseases sustainably.

Welcome to IBMA-Kenya

Representing the biocontrol industries in Kenya

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ABOUT IBMA-KENYA

We are affiliated to the International Biocontrol Manufacturers’ Association (IBMA) in Brussels.

KEY ACTIVITIES

IBMA shares its expertise and promotes collaboration through various acitivities

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Latest News and Opportunities

2017

Call for candidates IBMA Natural and Biochemical Products Group

IBMA News

A call for candidates for the Chair of Natural and Biochemical Products was sent to all members. Nominations of

2017

Workshop on Dissemination of BCA

IBMA News

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the GIZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, through the

2017

Registration of Microbial, Botanical and Semiochemical Pest Control Agents for Plant

IBMA News

The Guidelines on the registration of Microbial, Botanical and Semiochemical Pest Control Agents for Plant Protection and Public Health

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For allied industry supporters, university researchers, extension agents and regulatory representatives.

Biocontrol organisms that support plant health can make them less susceptible to the pests that damage them (prevention). Biocontrol products tend to be less harmful to other critters or people than chemical pesticides (choosing a pest management strategy with low environmental impact).

National Coordinator, IBMA-Kenya

Biocontrol organisms that support plant health can make them less susceptible to the pests that damage them (prevention). Biocontrol products tend to be less harmful to other critters or people than chemical pesticides (choosing a pest management strategy with low environmental impact).

National Coordinator, IBMA-Kenya

Biocontrol organisms that support plant health can make them less susceptible to the pests that damage them (prevention). Biocontrol products tend to be less harmful to other critters or people than chemical pesticides (choosing a pest management strategy with low environmental impact).

National Coordinator, IBMA-Kenya

Want to contribute to the promotion of biological control? Become a member.

As a member of IBMA, the membership will provide you with the opportunity to meet other enterprises specialised in Biocontrol, which enables knowledge, best practices, and business development information sharing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that has not been answered please contact us 

What is biocontrol?

Definitions of biological control (biocontrol, for short) vary, but biocontrol could be broadly defined as: using beneficial organisms to reduce populations of pest organisms, or to maintain them at sufficiently low levels.

Either the pest or beneficial organism might be a vertebrate (e.g., rodents), an invertebrate (e.g., insects, ticks, slugs), or a microorganism (e.g., fungi or bacteria). Aphids and ladybugs are an example you might be familiar with. Ladybugs eat the aphids that might otherwise damage plants.

Is biocontrol only limited to releasing beneficial insects like ladybugs?

Biocontrol is not limited to releasing beneficial insects like ladybugs. Some bacteria and fungi produce compounds that are toxic to pests, including insects, bacteria and fungi. Others protect plants from pest microorganisms by growing on the plant surface, leaving no room for the pest. Some nematodes (microscopic worms) invade and kill pest insects that live in the soil.

Often the beneficial organisms that might feed on pests are already nearby (e.g., bats that eat insects or ladybugs that eat aphids). By improving and protecting their habitat, we can also improve pest control.

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