EBIC promotes the contribution of plant biostimulants to make agriculture more sustainable and resilient
What we did to help
Emerging sector earns regulators’ attention through EBIC
The European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC) rapidly became a trusted and respected partner of regulators and other stakeholders following its creation in June 2011. Prospero was a catalyst for the creation of EBIC and has helped it build solid relationships with regulators and relevant stakeholders. Prospero facilitates the discussions on technical and political issues that allow EBIC to reach common positions that identify practical ways to regulate biostimulants in order to protect farmers and consumers while fostering the continued innovation that will help improve agricultural sustainability. The EBIC strategy and execution have benefitted from Prospero’s technical knowledge, political savvy, mastery of agri-business issues and experience in trade association management.
Prospero provides services that range from facilitating consensus-building among EBIC’s diverse members to translating issues into terms that connect with non-technical political interlocutors to managing organizational issues such as membership recruitment.
The value provided by EBIC continues to attract new members all the time. Stakeholders have found EBIC arguments to be persuasive and based on solid empirical data on a number of points, from the future regulatory definition of biostimulants to possible mechanisms for registering innovative products related to crop nutrition and soil fertility. The regulatory review is an ongoing process, and EBIC continues to develop and submit technical and political positions to fill the information void that existed before its creation.