Rationale

Rationale

RATIONALE provides reputable expert advice and services to the biopesticide industry. We combine in-depth knowledge of the industry with the skills needed to facilitate technology transfer between the diverse players – academia, policy makers, manufacturers, regulators and growers. RATIONALE facilitates the process of placing products onto the market by streamlining product development, registration and marketing.

Expertise:
• Biopesticide technologies microorganisms, botanicals and semio-chemicals.
• Using in-depth scientific know-how of biopesticide technologies to develop good crop protection solutions.
• Commercialisation of biopesticides aligned with regulatory requirements to streamline their production and development whilst rationalising development costs.
• Regulation and registration of biopesticides in Europe, Africa and Australasia.
• Management of biopesticide specific trial programmes to optimise biopesticide efficacy in the field.
• Established biocontrol networks globally.
• Project management of multi-partner projects.

Examples of Projects:
• Project manage (e.g. EU, New Zealand, Kenya) the development and registration of over 40 biopesticides, including preparation of efficacy data and dossiers, providing regulatory support and marketing information for semio-chemical, botanical and microbial based substances.
• Biopesticide consultant for UK SCEPTRE project evaluating biopesticides for use in IPM for horticulture growers.
• Biopesticide production using appropriate technology – facility start-up, product development and capacity building in Kenya (Dudutech Limited) and Real Biopesticide Limited; biofungicides, bioinsecticides and bio-nematicides.
• Managed and developed QC programmes for biopesticide producers.
• Management of biorational product patent and trademark portfolio.
• Capacity building for biopesticide regulation – development of regulatory approved guidance documents, training regulators in biopesticides.
• For EU project in Zambia – evaluate start-up of a natural enemy business.
• Specific biopesticide production and use advice (EU, USA and Kenyan companies).
• Development of entomopathogenic nematode-based products for pest control in flowers and vegetables (Dudutech, Kenya).
• Production of Pasteuria penetrans to control root knot nematodes in vegetables (DFID).
• Production of baculoviruses to control Plutella xylostella in vegetables (DFID).
• COLEACP/PIP funded project – advice for registration of biopesticides in Kenya, funding evaluations.
• Arab Organisation for Agriculture Development, UAE, Red Palm Weevil Project – evaluation of the commercial potential of the biopesticides developed.
• Consultant to project on use of entomopathogenic nematodes for thrips control (UK).
• Editor of The Biocontrol Agent Manual (BCPC).
• Vice-President of IBMA.

Contact Info:

Phone: +44 79 89 51 36 40
Website: http://www.biorationale.co.uk/