Prevent. Detect. Control.

Taking action against invasive species

Millions of the world’s most vulnerable people face problems with invasive weeds, insects, plant diseases, and animals. The economic, social and environmental impacts of invasive species fundamentally threaten the economic growth supported by sustainable development and require urgent action.

An extension officer advising farmers in Ghana

Through its primary research, a range of cutting edge projects, world-leading knowledge tools and resources, and its global Action on Invasives programme, CABI is developing and implementing solutions for invasive species around the world, helping to protect livelihoods and the environment.

Helpful resources on invasives

CABI produces a range of dedicated and unique knowledge tools on invasive species. These world-class resources include information and advice on how to prevent the spread of invasives, how to detect outbreaks and best practice management solutions for controlling them.

Farmer receiving invasive species resources from an extension officer


CABI is an international not-for-profit organisation that works to improve people’s lives worldwide by solving problems in agriculture and the environment. CABI’s work is delivered through dedicated teams and key partners in 49 countries across the globe.


Plantwise is a global programme led by CABI which aims to increase food security and improve rural livelihoods by reducing crop losses. Through a network of plant clinics, Plantwise helps smallholder farmers lose less of what they grow to pests and diseases.