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CABI has been highlighted as a ‘Top 10’ organisation within the food security sector by Development Aid – a leading, innovative membership organisation providing comprehensive information services for the international developmental sector.

Development Aid, who lists CABI at number 5 in the list based upon the number of countries it operates (58), impact (over 13 million beneficiaries), annual budget (EUROS 41 million) and employees (between 501-1,000), says all organisations featured help ‘tackle the root causes of poverty and food crises by adopting a wide variety of programs and interventions.’

In respect of CABI, Development Aid says ‘its interventions focus on issues such as climate change, equality, poverty, hunger, education and sustainability. CABI’s specialists ensure access to scientific information, help farmers to grow more and lose less of their produce, contribute to boosting food security and reduce the reliance on harmful pesticides.’

‘The organization’s philosophy is grounded in the idea that individuals and organizations, countries and regions should work together to find answers and build sustainable livelihoods.’

Other organizations listed in the ‘Top 10’ include the Norwegian Refugee Council, World Relief and the International Potato Center.

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About CABI

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.

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. Our 50 member countries guide and influence our core areas of work, which include development and research projects, scientific publishing and microbial services.

We gratefully acknowledge the core financial support from our member countries (and lead agencies) including the United Kingdom (Department for International Development), China (Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs), Australia (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research), Canada (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada), Netherlands (Directorate-General for International Cooperation, and Switzerland (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation). Other sources of funding include programme/project funding from development agencies, the fees paid by our member countries and profits from our publishing activities which enable CABI to support rural development and scientific research around the world.

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