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CABI is an international not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. CABI is an intergovernmental organization that can trace its origins back to 1910. Our 50 member countries guide and influence our core areas of work, which include International Development and Publishing.
We have over 400 staff based in 16 countries. We have offices in Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, the UK, the USA and Zambia.
CABI’s Knowledge Business
CABI produces key scientific publications, including CAB Abstracts – the world-leading abstracting and indexing database covering applied life sciences. We also publish multimedia compendia, books, eBooks and full text electronic resources aiming to further science and its application to real life.
International Development projects and research
Through knowledge sharing and science, CABI helps address issues of global concern such as improving global food security and safeguarding the environment. We do this by helping farmers grow more and lose less of what they produce, combating threats to agriculture and the environment from pests and diseases, protecting biodiversity from invasive species, and improving access to agricultural and environmental scientific knowledge.
The Review Conference is held every three years, bringing together Member Countries, key donors and partners so as to review CABI’s work programmes and to determine general policies and strategies.
The Executive Council of Member Countries meets annually in London. It has delegated authority from the Review Conference for the direction of the general operations of CABI, in particular the approval of CABI Board Directors, agreement on annual operating budgets, appointment of auditors and sign-off of annual accounts as well as monitoring progress with the implementation of Review Conference resolutions.
The CABI Board oversees CABI’s programmes and its general operations, as well as monitoring financial performance. It guides management on operational and strategic issues. The Board is responsible to the Executive Council of Member Countries for the stewardship of CABI at the level of strategy and institutional policy. It is responsible to ensure that CABI operates in an efficient and commercially-oriented manner, whilst having due regard to CABI’s status as a not-for-profit organisation. The CEO and CFO are also members of the Board.
Executive Management Team
The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for managing CABI’s day-to-day affairs and the implementation of the agreed strategies and plans, with the support of the Executive Management Team.