Regulation of Biopesticides: Global Concerns and Policies

  • Naveen Kumar Arora
  • Maya Verma
  • Jai Prakash
  • Jitendra Mishra


In the last few years, biopesticides have emerged as suitable alternatives to synthetic chemical pesticides. They are cheaper and pose no threat to agroecosystems. This is why their demand and production are also increasing at global level. The law and policies regulating their use and development vary from country to country, and in-depth analysis shows that there is no uniform regulatory model that can simplify their regulation and registration process. Although by the effort of some global agencies such as the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC), European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) and Organization for Economic and Co-operative Development (OECD), some flexibility to biopesticide regulation have been provided, but in comparison to chemical pesticides, which have firm market and established nonoverlapping laws, biopesticides lag behind. This chapter provides comprehensive details of regulation systems adopted around the globe and to address shortcomings of existing system; besides this emphasis is also given to adopt innovative practices that could pave way for regulations which are simpler and more universal.


European Union Chemical Pesticide Plant Protection Product Microbial Pesticide Pest Control Product 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naveen Kumar Arora
    • 1
  • Maya Verma
    • 1
  • Jai Prakash
    • 1
  • Jitendra Mishra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental MicrobiologySchool for Environmental Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityLucknowIndia

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