The Asian Biocontrol Market: Current Situation and Perspectives on Implementation of Sustainable Agriculture
An overview on the Asian biocontrol market is presented, which reflects the experiences and perspectives that evolved since 2002 during the course of two projects supported by German Development Cooperation and ASEAN Member States: The former 'Commercialization of Biopesticides in Southeast Asia' and the still ongoing 'ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems (SAS)'. In 2012, SAS started developing the ASEAN Biocontrol Database, which contains annotated information on registered biocontrol agents (BCA) in that region. Large parts of this analysis rest on this. Information on other Asian countries was gathered through publicly available resources, business reports, and communication with business representatives.