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CABI was established by a United Nations treaty-level agreement between 48 member countries. Each member country has an equal role in the organization’s governance, policies and strategic direction, in addition to enjoying a number of privileges and services relating to our scientific expertise, products and resources.

Joining CABI enables national governments and organizations to tackle their agriculture and environmental problems as well as influence the global and regional development agenda.

Benefit from greater international collaboration, knowledge sharing and experience with our member countries, our donors and extensive in-country, regional and international partner networks to develop joint projects and address common goals.

Our members set our strategic direction. This means that CABI’s work delivers development and research projects and scientific publishing products that strengthen and complement your existing capability. Yet membership of CABI provides much more.

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How to become a member

CABI country membership is determined among our member countries and requires formal submissions by the country concerned.

To join CABI, send a letter to our Chief Executive Officer at the following below, expressing your interest in becoming a member country. He will contact you outlining the next steps

Dr Trevor Nicholls

CABI Head Office

Nosworthy Way


Oxfordshire, OX10 0DE


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Discover the benefits of joining CABI below:


As a CABI member country, increase your greater influence and direct the global development agenda; complement your existing national extension capability; and enjoy a range of other privileges and services relating to our scientific expertise, and publishing products and resources.

Benefits at a glance:

  • regular regional consultations shaping CABI’s activities to address members’ needs
    voting rights at CABI Review Conference and Executive Council meetings
    approval of annual budget and accounts, CABI strategy and priorities, and appointments of Board Directors and the Chief Executive
    Find out more about CABI governance.

International collaboration and networking

CABI gives members direct links to research, access to international scientific experts and leaders in applied agricultural sciences, and to a global network of partners from public, private and civil society organizations.

  • Benefits at a glance:

  • the opportunity to share knowledge and experience with other members, and develop joint projects to address common goals
    global networking opportunities (with public, private and civil society organizations)
    links to CABI’s research centres around the world and privileged access to scientific resources
    free and exclusive access to the member gateway (members only website)

Projects, products and services

CABI implements development and research projects and publishes high quality scientific resources. Members benefit from free, priority or discounted access to a range of these projects, products and services.

Benefits at a glance:

  • free access to CABI information products for one institution or governmental agency
    (member countries in Bands 1 – 4)
    *free microbial identification service for up to 40 samples (member countries in Bands 1 – 4)
    discounts on purchase of CABI information products
    free policy and project development support (up to 3 consultancy days) and special rates for longer research or consultancy projects
    use of CABI facilities worldwide at preferential rates
    priority considerations for CABI training courses
    access to the CABI Development Fund for joint project development
    input to CABI research activities and delivery of research, development and communication programmes meeting national and regional priorities. Including priority considerations in CABI’s global initiatives (eg. Plantwise).