International Institute of Biological Control (IIBC)

Institut international de lutte biologique

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1927, as Farnham House Laboratory of the Imperial Institute of Entomology. A constituent Institute of C-XC0359 - CABI, ceased autonomous existence from Jan 1998, when, together with U-XE4036 - International Institute of Entomology (IIE), U-XE4037 - International Institute of Parasitology (IIP) and U-XE4039 - International Mycological Institute (IMI) and together with field stations, integrated into U-XK1614 - CABI Bioscience. Originally set up as one of the 'Imperial Agricultural Bureaux (IAB)', took the title Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control in 1948, when IAB changed its name to H-XH0231 - Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux (CAB). Name changed, 1986, to CAB International Institute of Biological Control (CIBC). Present name adopted 1991. Transferred to Canada, 1940; to Trinidad, 1962; to the United Kingdom, 1984. Operated worldwide from stations in Switzerland, Pakistan, Kenya, Malaysia and Trinidad, as well as from temporary field units elsewhere. New headquarters established, 1981, at Imperial College (Ascot, UK), to provide access to specialist expertise and facilities in Europe, and a centre for research, training and information services. Ceased to exist when CABI Bioscience was integrated back into CABI, 2006.


Provide biocontrol services for the control of agricultural pests, including weeds and training and information related to biocontrol.


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CABI Bioscience Headquarters: (UK): Director. Research Stations: UK; Caribbean and Latin America; Europe; Kenya; Malaysia; Pakistan.

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