CAB International


CAB International

CAB International (CABI) is a not-for-profit inter-governmental organization. CABI was established in 1910 and is owned by 45 member countries. It is comprised of three divisions, each undertaking different activities relating to scientific research. CABI has offices around the world, including USA, Switzerland, Pakistan, Malaysia and Africa. The head office is located in Wallingford, England.

Projects and consultancy - CABI undertakes a variety of projects worldwide addressing agricultural and environmental issues. The main areas it focuses on are commodities, invasive species and scientific communication. Specific projects include diagnosing plant and pest problems, developing control methods and teaching farmers best practice in the field.

Microbial services - CABI houses a collection of over 28,000 fungi samples from around the world. It uses this resource to carry out microbial identification, preservations, patenting, training and consultancy. CABI's microbial service activities are carried out from their offices and labs located in Egham, England.

Scientific publishing - The publishing division of CABI helps to fund the scientific research and projects undertaken by the other two divisions. CABI publishes books, abstract databases and online resources. Subject areas include agriculture, plant sciences, veterinary sciences, environmental science, food, nutrition, and tourism. The publishing division of CABI operates mainly out of the head office located in Wallingford, England.

External links

* [http://www.cabi.org Homepage of CAB International] .


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