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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment

Building capacity and developing skills

Building capacity and developing skills

Our goal is to ensure that the people we work with, and for, have the skills, resources and understanding to be able to sustain new initiatives, systems and approaches, both now and in the future.

Our capacity building efforts go well beyond a focus on agricultural research and extension. We strengthen the networks, interactions, and policy and institutional conditions, as well as create the environment from which innovation arises.

Advising on good agricultural practice and market access

Good agricultural practices ensure that safe and healthy food is produced that’s environmentally and socially sustainable. Small scale farmers then need the right information to access the best markets to sell their produce at a good price. We promote integrated solutions to solve these issues.

At the core of our work is a team of highly skilled, highly experienced people – agronomists, training and development experts, supply chain specialists and business consultants, all with local and international experience. 

Training farmers on the best methods for harvesting and processing

To deliver impacts we facilitate, as well as teach and train. This allows farmers, advisers, technicians and policy-makers to explore their own and collective goal performance, enabling them to self-generate more effective ways of working.

Our ability to combine training and facilitation skills with a culturally-sensitive local presence really sets us apart from other development organizations. 

Majida working in her kitchen garden, Pakistan

Majida's story

Agriculture is the mainstay of Pakistan’s economy. Here, you can read about 
Majida Parveen who lives with her father, Meharban Ali, in the uzaffargarh District of the Punjab in Pakistan. 

TAP Common Framework

The Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) is a coalition that was initiated by the G20. Its main focus is to facilitate capacity development for agricultural innovation in tropical countries. CABI has been actively involved in developing the Common Framework to which we and other development organisations will adhere.


Improving SPS training and knowledge sharing in cocoa (CocoaSafe)

Cocoa is an important source of income across Southeast Asia. To maintain access to markets, and sustain farmers’ livelihoods and national GDP, all food safety and international SPS (sanitary and phytosanitary) standards must be met. This project is building SPS capacity in the region, to ensure production and trade meets legislation on pesticide... >>

Partnership with DPR Korea's Ministry of Agriculture

Agricultural production in DPR Korea is low, resulting in food shortages and the need for international aid. Ensuring food security is a priority for the government. We have helped the newly-established Department of Plant Protection to sustainably improve agricultural production by optimizing its ability to develop and implement plant protection... >>

Asian Citrus Psyllid: Biology, Ecology and Management of the Huanglongbing Vector

Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri, is an insect pest which transmits a bacterium, Candidatus liberibacter asiaticus (Clas) through newly emergent foliage of citrus trees. This causes a disease known as Huanglongbing (HLB), which has beco...

Organic Food Systems: Meeting the Needs of Southern Africa

Organic agriculture world-wide allows farmers to produce healthy food with low levels of external inputs, and often shortens the value chains, giving farmers a higher share of the consumer dollar. This book reports on long-term comparative organic fa...

The Economics of Integrated Pest Management of Insects

Many biological studies on insect management do not consider economics or fundamental economic principles. This book brings together economists and entomologists to explain the principles, successes, and challenges of effective insect management. It ...