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CABI first established a centre in India in 1948. Ever since, the centre has been implementing programmes and working with partners to help improve the lives of people and communities in the region.


South Asia is agriculture-oriented – more than 50% of the population is engaged in agriculture as its primary occupation. The region produces some key food security crops, and is responsible for feeding a significant proportion of the world.

CABI’s centre in India works to improve the lives of local people and communities in the region, through a variety of methods. It helps smallholder farmers to improve the quality and quantity of their crops, enabling them to achieve better prices, and works to increase opportunities for trade. It also provides training and access to knowledge for farmers that will help them to improve crop quality whilst safeguarding the environment.

Specific programmes include the regional implementation of CABI’s global Plantwise initiative, which aims to help farmers lose fewer crops to pests and diseases, and thus increase their yields.  The use of safe biological controls is encouraged, and trained extension workers hold free advisory plant clinics for farmers in the local area.

The centre collaborates with a number of public, private and governmental bodies across the region, to enable the effective and efficient implementation of programmes, and to enable impact to be studied. Work so far has yielded tangible economic and social benefits for the local communities, as well as the environment.

Future aims include the establishment of a sustainable CABI presence in each country of the region, and attracting sustainable investment funding for the centre’s various agriculture and environment initiatives.

Contact us: CABI Publishing

Manish Singh

CABI is a leading publisher of agriculture, environment and public health products across India and southern Asia, including CAB Abstracts, to which all 140+ ICAR institutes and agricultural universities subscribe either individually or through the CeRA consortium.

CABI’s direct publishing sales operations were established in India in Oct 2009 to service institutional and academic subscribers, distributors and partners across the region and is headed by Mr Manish Singh.

T: +91 (0) 9891 380566


Contact us

Gopi Ramasamy

Country Director, India

CABI, 2nd Floor, CG Block, NASC Complex, DP Shastri Marg, New Delhi - 110012, India

T: +91 9810112952


CABI - India

CABI, 2nd Floor, CG Block, NASC Complex, DP Shastri Marg, Opp. Todapur Village, PUSA, New Delhi - 10012, India

T: +91 (0) 11 2584 1906

Centre staff

Manish Singh

General Manager - Sales, South Asia

Vinod Pandit

Programme Leader, Development Communications and Extension

Ganeshamoorthy Rajendran

Country Coordinator, South Asia

Ankit Singhal

Dev-ops Engineer

Manju Thakur

Knowledge bank Coordinator

Arun Jadhav

Project Manager - Mobile

Malvika Chaudhary

Asia Regional Coordinator - Plantwise

Partha Sarathi Majumdar

IT Team Lead India

Nitesh Maan

Head of IT/Mobile Platforms

Kritika Khanna

Business Development and Communications Officer

Gopi Ramasamy

Country Director, India

Tirumal Rao

Area Sales Manager, Southern India

Centre News & Blogs

CABI statement on COVID-19 pandemic

At this unprecedented time, CABI’s priority is the health, safety, and wellbeing of our staff, our stakeholders, and their families. As such CABI is responding to the threat posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by ensuring that all its staff work from home where they are able to do so. This applies to all countries in which we operate and is consistent with the approach taken by our member country representatives, partners and stakeholders.

25th March 2020