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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment



The Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) programme, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA provides a collection of more than 3,500 key journals and 3,300 books to 2,500 institutions in 116 countries. AGORA is designed to enhance the scholarship of the many thousands of students, faculty and researchers in agriculture and life sciences in the developing world. CABI is a founding member.

For more information, see: CABI provides free books through AGORA programme



The Association of International Research and Development Centres for Agriculture (AIRCA) is a nine-member alliance focused on increasing global food security by supporting smallholder agriculture within healthy, sustainable and climate-smart landscapes. CABI is a founding member.

AIRCA White Paper: Transforming Rural Livelihoods and Landscapes

AIRCA Presentation to EIARD by Dr Trevor Nicholls, CEO, CABI 



The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative seeks to support global efforts to make agricultural and nutritionally relevant data available, accessible, and usable for unrestricted use worldwide. The initiative focuses on building high-level policy and public and private institutional support for open data. The initiative encourages collaboration and cooperation among existing agriculture and open data activities, without duplication, and brings together all stakeholders to solve long-standing global problems. CABI is a founding member.

For more information, see: CABI joins Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)



The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 32 universities in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, was established in 2004. The consortium originally operated as a programme of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1992. RUFORUM has a mandate to oversee graduate training and networks of specialisation in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) countries. Specifically, RUFORUM recognises the important and largely unfulfilled role that universities play in contributing to the well-being of small-scale farmers and economic development of countries throughout the sub-Saharan Africa region. CABI joined RUFORUM in 2012.

For more information, see: CABI-RUFORUM collaboration gives 32 universities access to CAB Abstracts database


Tropical Agriculture Platform

The Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) is a partnership that was initiated by the G20. Its main focus is the development of national capacities for agricultural innovation. CABI has been actively involved in developing the following policies to which we and other development organizations will adhere:

TAP Conceptual Background (English)

TAP Guidance Note on Operationalization (English)

TAP Synthesis Document (English)

TAP Synthesis Document (French)

TAP Synthesis Document (Spanish)

Standards and Trade Development Facility

The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) is a global partnership that helps developing countries to access international markets by tackling sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) gaps, and promoting food safety, animal and plant health. Established by FAO, OIE, World Bank Group, WHO and WTO, the STDF works to facilitate safe trade, contributing to sustainable economic growth, poverty reduction, food security and environmental protection.

CABI participates actively in the STDF and is implementing a number of STDF projects worldwide.

For more information, see:  CABI projects feature in new STDF book 'Driving Safe Trade Solutions Worldwide'