CABI BioProtection Portal welcomes BioProtection Global as an Associate
The CABI BioProtection Portal – the ground-breaking online bioprotection resource, available on four continents – has strengthened its ability to promote the worldwide adoption of natural pest control by welcoming BioProtection Global (BPG) as an Associate.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been agreed between CABI and BPG – the worldwide federation of biocontrol and biopesticide industry associations – that will see BPG’s member alliances help to promote the use of the CABI BioProtection Portal around the world.
The BPG’s associations are comprised primarily of manufacturers of biocontrol and biopesticide products for professional use in agriculture, public health, forestry, animal health and other non-crop uses.
It is hoped BPG’s influence in the worldwide biocontrol industry will encourage more manufacturers to partner with the CABI BioProtection Portal, which is now available in Spain, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Ghana and Kenya, with more countries coming soon.
A free-to-use-tool, the CABI BioProtection Portal helps growers and pest management advisors identify, source and correctly apply biocontrol and biopesticide products for their specific crop-pest problems.
Dr Ulrich Kuhlmann, Executive Director, Global Operations at CABI said: “Globally, an estimated 40 percent of crops are lost to pests and diseases. The widespread use of chemical pesticides to fight crop pests is not sustainable either economically or environmentally in the long run especially when you factor impacts exacerbated by climate change.
“CABI is delighted to welcome BioProtection Global as an associate member as our joint collaboration to promote the benefits of more sustainable pest management will not only benefit growers in the short term but also the environment in the medium to long-term future.”
It is predicted that the CABI BioProtection Portal will become the go-to resource for identifying and sourcing biocontrol and biopesticide products. It will be particularly beneficial for growers looking to replace chemical pesticides with biological products in order to meet market or export standards, satisfy consumer demands for healthier and safer food and reduce pressures on the environment.
Nicolás Cock Duque, President of BioProtection Global, said, “The CABI BioProtection Portal brings together in one place the various safer and more environmentally friendly bioprotection products that growers can add to their ‘arsenal’ against crop pests as part of an integrated pest management plan.”
“We are pleased, as an organisation which seeks to promote bioprotection and the broad adoption of the use of its products in integrated pest management programmes – with respect to human health and the environment to provide a more sustainable and regenerative world – to be in association with CABI and the CABI BioProtection Portal.”
The innovative tool, has been made available by CABI in collaboration with its network of partner biocontrol manufacturers (Koppert Biological Systems, Syngenta, e-nema and Oro Agri) and donors (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, African Development Bank, the UK Foreign , Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development who provide invaluable support in the form of technical inputs, strategic guidance and funding.
Find out more information about the CABI BioProtection Portal and opportunities to collaborate at https://bioprotectionportal.com/ and about BioProtection Global at https://www.bioprotectionglobal.org/
Notes to editors
Wayne Coles, Communications Manager, CABI, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0)1491 829395
Nicolás Cock Duque, President, BioProtection Global, email: email@example.com Tel: +57 310 442 0599
CABI is an international not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.
Through knowledge sharing and science, CABI helps address issues of global concern such as improving global food security and safeguarding the environment. We do this by helping farmers grow more and lose less of what they produce, combating threats to agriculture and the environment from pests and diseases, protecting biodiversity from invasive species, and improving access to agricultural and environmental scientific knowledge. Our 50 member countries guide and influence our core areas of work, which include development and research projects, scientific publishing and microbial services.
We gratefully acknowledge the core financial support from our member countries (and lead agencies) including the United Kingdom (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office), China (Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs), Australia (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research), Canada (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada), Netherlands (Directorate-General for International Cooperation, and Switzerland (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation). Other sources of funding include programme/project funding from development agencies, the fees paid by our member countries and profits from our publishing activities which enable CABI to support rural development and scientific research around the world.
About BioProtection Global
BioProtection Global (BPG) is a worldwide association of biocontrol and biopesticides industry associations. These associations are comprised primarily of manufacturers of biocontrol and biopesticide products for professional use in agriculture, public health, forestry, animal health and other non-crop uses.
BPG aims to represent the bioprotection industry for key topics on a global scale in order to promote bioprotection and harmonise proportionate regulations.
BPGs main objectives are i. to expand and accelerate the adoption of bioprotection solutions through partnerships (SDG 17) that contribute to the achievement of the UN 2030 SDGs including those related to food, health, wellbeing, water, climate, and life and ii. to enhance public policies, global harmonization and proportionate regulatory frameworks that are favorable for bioprotection solutions.