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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment...

About CABI

CABI's mission is to improve people's lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

Our 48 member countries guide and influence our core areas of work. These include development and research projects, scientific publishing and microbial services.

For all our latest stories, read our news and blog, and for more information about CABI's work and impact, read our case studies.



We are a science-based organization that puts people’s futures at the heart of what we do, but we also have a long history

We will achieve our mission by:

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Creating, managing, curating and disseminating information

Putting know-how in people's hands

Improving food security through climate smart agriculture and good agricultural practices

Helping farmers to trade more of what they sow

Supporting farmers by increasing their capacity to grow better quality crops, and fight pests and diseases

Bringing science from the lab to the field

Protecting livelihoods and biodiversity from invasive species and other threats

Combating threats to agriculture and the environment

CABI has scientific research, international developmentknowledge management and publishing at its core.


At any one time CABI is working in more than 70 countries. We have centres in Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

At the heart of CABI’s success are our people. We have over 400 staff working from more than 21 locations globally, all of them experts in their field. From microbiologists and ecologists to content editors, book commissioners and web specialists we have the expertise to make a difference.

Search to find out more about our staff.

Take a look at the current vacancies at CABI.

We bridge the gap between research and development.

As leaders in our field, our research is applied, meaning that communities around the world can benefit and we focus on the following topics:

  • Managing pests and diseases

  • Controlling invasive species

  • Building capacity and skills

  • Knowledge management

  • Communication - putting research into use

See our project papers and working papers.