International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association of Kenya (IBMA Kenya) was launched during the just ended Naivasha Horticultural Fair. IBMA Kenya is a trade association representing manufacturers of Biocontrol solutions (non-chemical pesticides). The Association brings together companies involved with the manufacturing and the development of Biocontrol agents and products like Microbial Biocontrol agents (MBCAs), Invertebrate Biocontrol agents (IBCAs), Semio-chemicals and Natural Products.
The four founding members, Dudutech, Kenya Biologics, Koppert Kenya and Real IPM established IBMA Kenya (International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association of Kenya) in 2017. IBMA is a global organisation, and IBMA Kenya represents the ideals at the local level. The association was launched at the Naivasha Horticulture Fair last week and was awarded the show's best innovation.
Dr Wainwright, General Manager of Real IPM said “In expanding global production areas like Kenya we have to work together as a biocontrol industry and promote our exciting technologies. We all have to make our technologies available and understood by all the agricultural stakeholders. This can be only achieved by working together and maximise the impact for both small and large scale growers.” The association welcomes new members and should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. IBMA Kenya gratefully acknowledges the support the SNV through the HortiImpact programme.