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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment
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Julie Flood Global Director - Trade and Commodities

T: +44 (0)1491 829043


CABI, Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW209TY, United Kingdom

I have 28 years experience working with diseases of perennial crops. In particular my focus is on cocoa, oil palm coffee, coconut and cassava. My role includes institutional development and capacity building, particularly in SE Asia, the Pacific and Africa. I also have experience of working in and collaboration with national agricultural research institutes, international research institutes and private industry.

I have extensive experience of project development and in managing multinational, multi stakeholder projects. Throughout my career I have had extensive experience in connecting farmers, institutions and countries to knowledge, experience and resources both on a national and international level. My role at CABI also involves monitoring and evaluating agricultural projects in the South, particularly in SE Asia, the Pacific and Africa.

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Promoting sustainable tea production in India

India is the second largest producer and exporter of tea in the world and it can be a powerful engine for development. However, tea crops here suffer from a range of pests and diseases. Pesticides are the main management solution but this results in increased production costs and potential risks to human...
Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Phytosanitary system development for the vegetable sector in Ghana

Ghana’s vegetable sector has the potential to create 20,000 skilled jobs, and increase exports to the EU. But exports are hampered by quarantine pests. This project aims to improve the current system and develop a new organic supply chain by establishing an effective phytosanitary system, facilitating...