Prevent. Detect. Control.

Taking action against invasive species

The challenge

Millions of the world’s most vulnerable people face problems with invasive weeds, insects, plant diseases, and animals, which fundamentally threaten the economic growth supported by sustainable development.

An extension officer advising farmers in Ghana

Taking action

Through a range of projects, knowledge tools, and its Action on Invasives programme, CABI is tackling invasive species around the world, protecting livelihoods and the environment.

Helpful resources

CABI produces a range of dedicated knowledge tools on invasive species. These include information on how to prevent the spread of invasives, how to detect outbreaks and best practice solutions for controlling invasives.

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.