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

CABI Medium-Term Strategy 2023-2025

CABI works on the biggest challenges facing humanity – hunger, poverty, gender inequality, climate change and the loss of biodiversity. Our Medium-Term Strategy sets out what we plan to do in each of these areas by pursuing five major goals.

The strategy covers each of these goals in turn, setting out the problem we seek to address; our relevant expertise; what we will do; and how we will know if we have been successful, with top-level indicators for each goal to provide a framework for judging our impact. Delivering on this strategy will contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

CABI Medium-Term Strategy 2023-2025

2023 Indicator Targets

Our values

We believe in long-term solutions, embedding our work within existing national systems, designing for sustainability and ensuring local ownership.

We are objective and impartial, and are not influenced by political or commercial considerations. The information we provide is high quality, evidence-based and reliable.

We care about people, from smallholder farmers in developing countries to researchers and academics. We focus on making a difference to their lives.

We are committed to sharing knowledge so people can support themselves and improve their lives.

We view partnerships as key to success; this includes local, national and international partnerships with governments, non-governmental organizations, universities and the private sector.

Our other strategies

CABI’s science strategy

The CABI science strategy outlines CABI’s strategic objectives and priority research areas to support the delivery of CABI’s Medium-Term Strategy. It provides a medium-term context for shorter-term decisions and to guide programme and project development, planning and resource allocation.

CABI’s project and programme gender strategy

The project and programme gender strategy focuses specifically on CABI’s development projects and research, and provides guidelines on mainstreaming gender considerations throughout the project cycle. It has been prepared following a review of the gender policies, strategies, and resources of CABI’s key donors, and reflects current international best practice in gender mainstreaming. Plantwise has a separate programme-level gender strategy which gives more detailed guidance specific to the programme.

CABI’s monitoring and evaluation strategy

The CABI monitoring and evaluation strategy sets out CABI’s approach to monitoring and evaluation based on the strong foundations already in place within the organization to measure and optimize the results of interventions, ensure relevance and efficiency in the implementation and to learn what works, what doesn’t and why in a particular context.