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Knowledge management

Knowledge management

Too often the results of important agricultural research fail to reach those people that could benefit.

Considering how much is spent on global research and the benefits research results can bring to to international development, providing relevant and timely information to farmers and extension workers is a priority for both food supply chain and national governments.

Communication technology has now removed any access barriers. Internet access is a reality in many rural and remote areas. Global penetration of mobile device stands at 87% and a massive 79% of these users reside in developing countries. Today, thousands, or even millions of farmers, can access information to help them lose less and grow more, and deal with challenges such as climate change, changing market trends and regulation.

CABI is a recognized leader in knowledge management. Our agricultural and environmental science focus extends to public health. Our reach is global, with our in-country teams having local insight and connections with science and policy–level decision makers to curate new research results.

We systematically capture, repurpose and transfer knowledge to stakeholders from farmers, extension workers, researchers, policy makers and governments to help address food security and alleviate poverty.

CABI exploits the latest web technologies and search algorithms, making information quick and easy to access. Our information is quality assured, has a full metadata record, uses Dublin Core principles and has a controlled vocabulary. We lead on the open access agenda relating to our publicly funded research and we were a founding supporter of the Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD) initiative.

Find our more CABI's knowledge management expertise.

A model for developing ICT based services for agriculture extension

Pakistan’s current and potential agricultural land is under enormous pressure to grow more from existing land areas because of: population growth, lack of arable land (it has been estimated that every day approximately 500 acres of farmland is taken out of agriculture in Pakistan) and the shrinking size of land holdings per family. Of the 6.6... >>

CaféMóvel: Mobile extension service for coffee growers in India

India is the 6th largest coffee producer in the world. It supports over 22,000 farmers here; especially in the southern states. As an export oriented commodity it also earns a considerable amount of foreign exchange for the country as a whole. Because coffee price is sensitive to a fluctuating international market and quality, information plays a ... >>


Agriculture is particularly important in India, contributing over 20% of its GDP. The country ranks second worldwide in terms of farming output. There are fears that the population will increase more quickly than farmers’ ability to grow food, so we need to support farmers to grow more crops and lose less to pests and diseases. This means ge... >>

Implementing ICT solutions for Pakistan's farmers

A huge number of people throughout South Asia are involved in agriculture, however many are not benefiting from it in the ways that they could. In India for example, around 35% of its agricultural produce is wasted due to supply chain issues. And, whilst nearly half of Pakistan’s population is employed in agriculture, it is still a net import... >>

MIRRI – improving access to microbial resources, services and data

Microorganisms are a vital natural resource for biotechnology where they help advance human health, improve food security, and in research and development – but to date less than 1% of the estimated known species are described and able to be harnessed by man.  When new species are discovered, expertize is needed to accurately identify t... >>

mKisan – a mobile-based agricultural advisory service

Agriculture is the backbone of India’s economy, contributing 22% of GDP and providing the main source of income for over two-thirds of the population. Given the sector’s importance, it is surprising that only 40% of farmer households are able to regularly access information or public advisory services aimed at raising produce yield and... >>

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