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MARA-CABI Joint Laboratory: 12 years of achievement

Published: April, 2021

Study brief

Min Wan, Julian Chen, Hongmei Li, Jinping Zhang, Bo Yuan, Qiaoqiao Zhang, Feng Zhang, Kongming Wu, Xueping Zhou, Ulrich Kuhlmann

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) -CABI Joint Laboratory for Bio-safety (hereinafter “Joint Lab”) was launched in 2008. Since its establishment, the Joint Lab has successfully led and/or implemented 32 international cooperation projects on research and technology transfer in the broad plant protection area. More than 80 Chinese and overseas organizations have participated in these projects, with a total funding of approximately US$ 33 million. After 12-years of operation, the Joint Lab is now widely regarded as one of the top platforms of its type within the Chinese agricultural research and development community. MARA-CABI Joint Laboratory: 12 years of achievement.

An impact study was conducted, using qualitative approaches, to review stakeholders’ needs and priorities on functions and key collaboration areas, to assess the output efficiency through an input-output analysis, and to evaluate social and ecological benefits of the Joint Lab. The study provides lessons and recommendations for further development of the Joint Lab, which will be beneficial for similar collaborations between CABI and other member countries as well.

MARA-CABI Joint Laboratory: 12 years of achievement


Type Study brief

Published in Study Brief 37: Impact

Language English

Year 2021

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