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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment

CABI centres

CABI is a truly worldwide organization  our strategy is driven by our international members' priorities and our programmes are delivered by scientific staff based in our global network of centres.

Our people are our greatest asset – they’re at the heart of everything we do. It’s only with the determination and dedication of our people that we can deliver great results and make a real difference to lives around the world.

We are proud that over 400 staff working from more than 20 locations globally provide huge amounts of expertise in many fields, and we are equally proud that CABI encourages and invests in development and learning throughout the organization.


CABI’s centre in São Paulo, Brazil operates across the whole of South America, providing high quality scientific knowledge, information and expertise.

Read more about our Brazil centre

Chile's namtodes


Situated in CABI’s most populous member country, and one of the fastest growing economies in the world, CABI has had a presence in China since 1980. Our centre in Beijing works across the whole of East Asia, a region that faces huge challenges of food security and environmental sustainability.

Read more about our China centre

Project staff inspecting rice fields in Yunnan Province, China


Our centre in Ghana serves West Africa – a region made up of 15 states, and with a population of about 300 million. This is a region where agriculture is of huge importance. However there are significant challenges to effective trade in agricultural commodities in this region.

Read more about our Ghana centre

This isn't CASSAVA!


South Asia is agriculture-oriented – more than 50% of the population is engaged in agriculture as its primary occupation. The region produces some key food security crops, and is responsible for feeding a significant proportion of the world.

Read more about our India centre

Question and answer session by our Direct2Farm team in Papra village. Village elders and some of the younger farmers assisting them.


CABI has a regional centre for Africa in Nairobi. Agriculture is essential for sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth and yet average crop yields in Africa are among the lowest in the world. Over 80% rely on it but many face challenges in growing sufficient good quality produce. 

Read more about our Kenya centre

Plant Health Clinic during market day in the village near Machakos, 50 kilometers outside the capital Nairobi. Farmers visiting the market can come to see a plant doctor and show them samples of their crops. The professionals sitting behind a table use their knowledge, a microscope and reference material to diagnose the disease, virus, parasite, or other problem the crop is suffering from. With the doctors prescription farmers can get the right pesticides, or treatment for their crops. The Plants Clinics are organized by Cabi Africa, part of an international intergovernmental institute, CABI improves people's lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Peter Karanja, Senior Technician at CABI Africa, visiting local farmers.


CABI’s regional centre in Malaysia works across the whole of South East Asia. This region that is still largely agriculture-dependent, very biodiversity-rich and environmentally-fragile.

Read more about our Malaysia centre

Malaysia Invasives Trip 2015


CABI’s centre in Pakistan coordinates our activities in Central and Western Asia. Small-scale farming here is widespread, employing a large percentage of the population in many areas. Agriculture contributes heavily towards the regions economy and its development. 

Read more about our Pakistan centre

Training cotton farmers in the field


CABI’s Swiss centre carries out applied scientific research and undertakes consultancy projects. Located in the scenic hills above Delémont in the Canton of Jura, it is the home base for experts and students from several different countries where they research and apply their knowledge.

Read more about our Swiss centre

PhD students Aaron Weed and Alicia Leroux

Trinidad & Tobago

CABI's office in Trinidad and Tobago has worked with local partners to improve people’s livelihoods. The region is rich in natural resources but has significant social inequalities. Agriculture (particularly commodity crops) remains economically important for the area.

Read more about our Trinidad & Tobago centre 

Nicaragua - Farmer in the field

United Kingdom 

Scientists at our centre in Egham carry out scientific research, international development projects and microbial services. Over the years its work has supported hundreds of projects and reached thousands of farmers in countries across the world. 

Read more about our UK centre 

Himalayan balsam research

United States of America 

Our small North American team concentrate on business development, selling and promoting our publishing products, and supporting our North American customers.

Read more about our US centre  

Student viewing Leisure Tourism on a laptop


CABI's Zambia office serves the Southern African region. As agriculture is the main employer and source of income for 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.

Read more about our Zambia centre 

farmers displaying minifactsheets during a plant health rally in Zambia