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

About CABI

About CABI

CABI is an international not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Through knowledge sharing and science, CABI helps address issues of global concern, such as safeguarding the environment and improving global food security. We do this by helping farmers grow more and lose less of what they produce, combating threats to agriculture and the environment from pests and diseases, protecting biodiversity from invasive species, and improving access to agricultural and environmental scientific knowledge. Our 48 member countries guide and influence our core areas of work. These include development and research projects, scientific publishing and microbial services.

For a quick overview of CABI in action, take a look at our video.

We are a science-based organization that puts people’s futures at the heart of what we do, but we have a long history. Read about how CABI has developed over more than 100 hundred years.

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

By generating and increasing access to scientific knowledge, and delivering change through development projects we work to improve crop yields, combat agricultural pests and microbial diseases, protect biodiversity and safeguard the environment, which enables the world’s poorest communities to feed themselves.

We are also a major publisher of scientific information. Uniquely, and unlike other publishers, we use our profits to support rural development projects that go some way to helping the world’s poorest people to grow more, lose less, empower communities and improve biodiversity and livelihoods.

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.

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. In this section, we include a selection of case studies that show how we are turning our mission into positive, practical action for the benefit of farmers, extensionists, researchers, decision-makers and professional practitioners around the world.

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.