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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment

Our impact

Our impact

CABI’s mission is to improve people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. In this section, we include a selection of case studies that show how we are turning our mission into positive, practical action for the benefit of farmers, extensionists, researchers, decision-makers and professional practitioners around the world.

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is a key part of our project work and is becoming increasingly important for effective project management. Donors also demand evidence of outcomes and impacts for accountability, to ensure value for money and to support fundraising. Good monitoring and evaluation also supports teams to learn and improve at the operational, strategic and conceptual level.

CABI has published its Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy Summary.

2018

Effect of Achuapa plant clinic on sesame plant health management, Nicaragua (Spanish) [PDF]

Plant clinics in Asia: reducing the use and risks of pesticides [PDF]

2017

Plant clinics in Bangladesh: are farmers losing less and feeding more? [PDF]

Plant health rallies in Intibucá, Honduras: Effect on knowledge and control practices of Paratrioza in potato (Spanish) [PDF]

2016

Good seed for quality produce: indigenous vegetables boost farmer incomes and livelihoods in Tanzania [PDF]

Direct2Farm proves the case for mobile-based agro-advisory services in India [PDF]

Integrated management of the cocoa pod borer in Papua New Guinea: An impact study [PDF]

CABI’s Global Health database – does it have a role to play in informing public health policy? [PDF]

Beetles arrest the leafy spurge scourge in North America [PDF]

E-resources for agricultural research capacity building in African universities [PDF]

Agricultural training for Pakistan’s rural women [PDF]

2015

Rehabilitating cocoa production in Vanuatu [PDF]

E-Zaraat- Agricultural extension turns to tablets [PDF]

2014

Improving access to quality seeds in Africa [PDF]

Using mobile technology to help farmers make better agricultural decisions [PDF]

Working in partnership to communicate down-to-earth messages on integrated soil fertility management [PDF]

Safeguarding the environment, food security and livelihoods from invasive species using biological controls [PDF]

Using integrated pest management to help Albanian apple farmers increase their income [PDF]

Building a bridge to improved food security in DPR Korea through intergrated pest management [PDF]

Demonstrating the cost of invasive species to Great Britain [PDF]

2018

Tambo, J.A., Williams, F., Jenner, W., Romney, D. (2018) Profiling of plant clinic users. CABI Research Brief 8. [PDF]

Day, C. (2018) Mobile services: bridging the agricultural knowledge gap. CABI Research Brief 7. [PDF] 

2016

Li, H., Toepfer, S., Agwanda, C., Rischbieth, J., Zhang, F., Kajuga, J. Joelle, K. (2016) From China to Rwanda: successful transfer of biocontrol for soil insect pests. CABI Research Brief 6. [PDF]

Nsabimana, J., Kalisa , J. P., Uzayisenga, B. (2016) Farmers in Rwanda reap benefits with advice from plant clinics. CABI Plantwise Research Brief 5. [PDF]

Rui, G. and Reeder, R. (2016) Plant clinics act to bolster extension delivery in smallholder farming in China. CABI Plantwise Research Brief 4. [PDF]

Moses Ndiritu, M, Nyikal, R., Boa, E. (2016) Plant health rallies as an extension tool in small-scale farming in Kenya. CABI Plantwise Research Brief 3. [PDF]

Uwitonze, N., Niyonsaba E., Gatali, C., Boa, B. (2016) Rwanda pioneers rapid responses to crop diseases. CABI Plantwise Research Brief 2. [PDF]

2015

Cornelius, E. and Coffie, S. (2015) Plant clinics and plant health diagnostics labs team up for crop health in Ghana. Research Brief 1. [PDF]

2016

American Institutes for Research (2016) Evaluation of Plantwise–Kenya: 12-month Follow-up Report. American Institutes for Research (AIR), Washington DC. [PDF]

Evidence on Demand. (2016) Plantwise Evaluation: Bolivia, Peru and Nicaragua [PDF]

2015

American Institutes for Research (2015) Evaluation of Plantwise–Kenya: Baseline Summary Report. American Institutes for Research (AIR), Washington DC. [PDF]

Evidence on Demand. (2015) External evaluation of the on-going donor-funded programme “Plantwise: integrated plant health systems”  [PDF]

2014

Frans Doorman and Lionelle Ngo-Samnick. (2014) EC Mid-term Review of the Plantwise programme [PDF] 

2013

Urs Scheidegger and Beno Graf. (2013) External Evaluation of Plantwise SDC contribution Phase 1 [PDF]