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CABI’s Zambia office serves the Southern African region. As agriculture is the main employer and source of income for the majority of the population here, this office executes our development projects and improves knowledge sharing to address agricultural and environmental challenges encountered by Southern African smallholder farmers.

About

CABI has had a presence in Africa for over 100 years and it has officially established a presence in the Southern African region with an office in Lusaka, Zambia. As agriculture is the main employer and source of income for majority of the population here, this office will facilitate CABI’s execution of its development projects in the region and also improve knowledge sharing to address agricultural and environmental challenges encountered by Southern African smallholder farmers. We already work on multiple development projects with other leading organizations in Southern Africa and our aim is to extend this.

We aim to build strong partnerships with local, regional and international organizations and stakeholders who share CABI’s international development objectives. Staff here will be responsible for carrying out CABI’s mandate in international development by sharing scientific knowledge in agriculture and the environment with smallholder farmers in rural communities. This knowledge will be delivered through projects based around our work on plant heath, soil health, climate smart agriculture, improved trade and market access, and invasive species.

Our Zambian office is strategically located in Kalundu, Lusaka, close to several important international organizations and institutions such as the University of Zambia. Staff based here will work in close partnership with key in-country organizations to achieve our core objective of helping smallholder farmers lose less of what they grow by giving them access to relevant scientific information, enabling them to sustainably address agricultural problems that limit them from securing adequate food for themselves and earning more income.

Contact us

Noah Phiri

Regional Representative, Southern Africa

CABI, 5834 Mwange Close, Kalundu, PO Box 37589, Lusaka, Zambia

T: +26 0967 619 665 (Office), +26 0973 471 436 (Mobile)

E: n.phiri@cabi.org

CABI - Zambia

5834 Mwange Close, Kalundu, PO Box 37589, Lusaka, Zambia

T: +26 0967 619 665

Centre staff

Noah Phiri

Regional Representative, Southern Africa

Lena Durocher-Granger

Project Scientist, Entomologist

Dora Shimbwambwa

Research Officer – Plant Pathologist

Sihle Blessings Nakombe

Lab Technician

Naomi Kanyumbu

Field Technician

Chapwa Kasoma

Post Doctoral Fellow, Invasive Species Management

PlantwisePlus Blog

CABI’s communications campaign aids the fight against Cassava Brown Streak Disease in Zambia

14th January 2024
CABI Blog

CABI hosts first ever youth in agriculture stakeholders networking event in Lusaka, Zambia

25th October 2023
PlantwisePlus Blog

How can Metarhizium be used to address pests and diseases?

3rd October 2023
PlantwisePlus Blog

First Regional Pest Risk Analysis Workshop for SADC Member States held in Zambia

1st August 2023

Documents

CABI in Africa Newsletter - November 2023

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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CABI in Africa Newsletter - July 2023

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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CABI in Africa Newsletter - November 2022

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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CABI in Africa Newsletter - June 2022

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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CABI in Africa Newsletter - November 2021

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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CABI in Africa Newsletter - June 2021

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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CABI in Africa Newsletter - November 2020

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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CABI in Africa Newsletter - July 2020

News and stories from CABI in Africa

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Related projects

CABI Project
Breaking barriers, facilitating trade

Intra-regional trade is key in promoting economic development and improving food security within East and southern Africa. However, due to higher costs, many countries here are trading more with distant countries. We want to change this and increase the trade in agrifood products within the region. The CABI team will be working with COMESA to review and simplify current measures and barriers to trade.

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