CABI is an inter-governmental, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to improve people's lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.
To achieve our mission, we have set ourselves four goals:
1. To contribute to greater food and nutritional security
2. To help smallholder farmers increase their incomes and improve their livelihoods
3. To protect the environment and preserve its biodiversity
4. To provide the knowledge required farmers need to improve agricultural practices
Our vision is to deliver high impact development projects with world class information, skills and a solid science base.
For a quick overview of CABI in action, take a look at our video.
CABI's mission and direction are influenced by our 48 member countries. We were set up by a United Nations treaty and have been in operation for over 100 years. We celebrated our centenary in 2011.
We are an organization with a long history but are committed to making a difference to people's futures. At CABI's 2013 Review Conference, our CEO, Dr Trevor Nicholls, presented the organization's medium term strategy, looking ahead to our objectives for 2014-16.
Each year, we publish an annual review to tell the stories of the farmers, extension workers, scientists, policy makers and professional practitioners with whom we work.
Our latest issue, CABI in Review 2013, is now avilable online.
The past year has seen CABI make good progress. We have expanded the scope of our award-winning food security programme, Plantwise. We have also broadened our activities in soil health and mobile agro-advisory services, and continued projects to combat the spread of invasive species, empower smallholder farmers with the knowledge they need to raise their incomes, and strengthen plant health systems in support of trade and market access.
Our publishing activities remained strong, delivering revenue growth above the market average and increased profit contribution.
Our latest financial statement is now avilable. we have also posted our previous annual reviews and financial statements for you to view.