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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment


A perfect storm is brewing. The world’s population is growing. Food production may not be able to keep up with demand. Effects of climate change are increasingly tangible. Agricultural and natural resources are being stretched. No organisation on its own can solve the complex and interconnected global challenges that humanity faces today.

When the scale of the challenge is this big, a collective international response is essential. Organisations must develop and enhance partnerships to find the best and most sustainable solutions.


Addressing global challenges through partnerships

CABI believes that when individuals and organisations, countries and regions work together, the best solutions to difficult problems will be found. This is why we instil an ethos of partnership in everything we do.

In 2017, CABI continued to play a key role in the Association of International Research and Development Centres for Agriculture (AIRCA) and support important initiatives like the Tropical Agricultural Platform (TAP). We continue to host the secretariat of Global Open Data on Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), which has grown to over 650 partners.

CABI is strengthening its working relationship with the International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet) with plans to further collaborate on projects related to the management of pests and diseases.

Throughout 2017, CABI worked in all major regions of the world with hundreds of donor and partner organisations to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

Here are a couple of our publications that relate to SDG17 and partnership:


Book - Enabling Agri-entrepreneurship and InnovationThe business of plant breeding



CABI's work and impact on SDG17