One of our recent books on pest management...
The world loses about 40% of what it grows to weeds, pests and diseases, so cutting unnecessary losses can greatly improve food security and farmers’ incomes.
Swarm of locusts attacking crop
Developing countries often suffer most from insects, weeds and microbial diseases that attack crops – losing as much as 70% of yield in some countries. A lack of knowledge and skills, and underinvestment in agriculture has meant that at the smallholder level, farmers often don’t recognise problems with their crops early enough, understand the potential effect on their yield, or know how to manage them effectively.
Caterpillars on cabbage leaves
CABI’s work focuses on cutting crop losses – so that more food is available, farmers have more to sell at market and can make a better living. As an impartial, not-for-profit, intergovernmental organization dedicated to finding the most appropriate, sustainable approaches to managing pests and diseases globally, we work with partners to put the needs of farmers first.
Browse some of the projects CABI is currently involved in, which are tackling the issue of pests and diseases >>