Aims and Objectives of IOBC-WPRS

IOBC-WPRS promotes the use of sustainable, environmental safe economically feasible socially acceptable control-methods of pests and diseases of agricultural and forestry crops. Therefore IOBC-WPRS encourage collaboration in the development and promotion of Biological and Integrated Production systems.

IOBC-WPRS fosters research and practical application, training and information, especially of biological methods of control, but also of all methods, including chemicals, within an integrated pest management context.

IOBC-WPRS elaborates guidelines for integrated production of agricultural crops, develops and standardises methods of testing effects of pesticides on beneficial species.

IOBC-WPRS offers presentation platforms (workshops, symposia, proceedings, publications) to scientists involved in research to ameliorate agricultural crop production using methods and strategies in agreement with overall goal of IOBC.

IOBC-WPRS workshop

IOBC-WPRS helps implementing scientific knowledge into the advising and executing biological and integrated production.

In the fulfilment of its objectives, WPRS collaborates with other international organisations, notably FAO, WHO, the Commission of the European Union (CEU) and the European Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO). Special emphasis is placed on contacts with CEC whose activities since 1979 have included programmes with similar objectives.

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Structure of IOBC-WPRS

The General Assembly elects the members of the Council, the Executive Committee (president, vice presidents, treasurer and secretary general) and the auditing committee; its decides on the general work programme and policy of IOBC-WPRS.

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