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CABI’s mission is to improve people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

We understand that global problems are too complex and interconnected to be dealt with by any one organization. That’s why partnerships are at the heart of everything we do.

Our 50 Member Countries guide and influence our core areas of work and by working closely with them, our global donors and partners, individuals and organizations, together, we aim to solve problems and build sustainable livelihoods.

As a Member Country, in addition to directing and influencing the global development agenda, Member Countries can also enjoy other privileges and services relating to CABI’s scientific expertise, products and resources.

Find out more about the CABI member benefits below. If you are already a member, access your benefits.


CABI is run by its members. As a member, you have the opportunity to direct and benefit from our work to solve agricultural and environmental problems. Your contributions help people in less developed parts of the world to improve their lives. You have the opportunity to shape CABI’s future either through the formal Governance mechanism or other consultation processes.

Current priority areas

Five priority areas:

  • Trade and market access
  • Knowledge management, communication and use
  • Food and nutrition security
  • Plant health systems
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem management (including invasive species management)

Four cross-cutting issues:

  • Capacity building and governance
  • Public–private partnerships
  • Women and youth empowerment
  • Support for monitoring, evaluation and impact analysis.

Benefits at a glance

  • Regular regional consultations shaping CABI’s activities to address members’ needs
  • Voting rights at CABI Review Conferences and Executive Council meetings
  • Approval of annual budget and accounts, CABI strategy and priorities, and appointments of Board Directors and the Chief Executive

Find out more about CABI governance.

International collaboration and networking

As a member of CABI, you have access to an international, independent development organization with a network of partners and funders and 100 years’ experience of solving agricultural and environmental problems around the world.

Our shared contacts can facilitate the formation of further partnerships and consortia. Members can take advantage of networking opportunities by meeting with other Member Countries and their agricultural and environmental institutions to share knowledge and experience to address common goals.

CABI gives members direct links to research, access to international scientific experts and leaders in applied agricultural sciences, and to a global network of partners from public, private and civil society organizations.

Benefits at a glance

  • The opportunity to share knowledge and experience with other members
  • Develop joint projects to address common goals
  • Global networking opportunities (with public, private and civil society organizations)
  • Links to CABI’s research centres around the world and privileged access to scientific resources
  • Free and exclusive access to the member gateway (members only website)
Executive council members networking

Projects, products and services

CABI implements development and research projects and publishes high quality scientific resources. Members benefit from free, priority or discounted access to a range of these projects, products and services.

Benefits at a glance

  • Free or discounted access to CABI information products for one institution or governmental agency
  • Free or discounted microbial identification service for Member Countries
  • Discounts on purchase of CABI information products
  • Free policy and project development support (up to three consultancy days) and special rates for longer research or consultancy projects
  • Use of CABI facilities worldwide at preferential rates
  • Priority considerations for CABI training courses
  • Access to the CABI Development Fund for joint project development
  • Input to CABI research activities and delivery of research, development and communication programmes meeting national and regional priorities, including priority considerations in CABI’s global initiatives (eg Plantwise)