Established in 1948, CABI’s Swiss centre carries out applied scientific research and underakes consultancy projects to support CABI’s work on invasive species, knowledge for development and trade in many different regions around the world. Located in the scenic hills above Delémont in the Canton of Jura, it is the home base for experts and students from several different countries where they research and apply their knowledge.
CABI’s centre in Switzerland has developed numerous relationships with research and development partners around the world, including national ministries, science institutions, universities, development cooperation agencies, and the plant protection industry.
Valuable links within Switzerland, including close ties with the Canton of Jura, have all been further strengthened by the country officially joining CABI as a member country which took place in 2000.
Our work in education includes a Masters of Advanced Studies course in Integrated Crop Management run with the University of Neuchâtel. We also offer student internships and graduate student training in collaboration with universities and other research organisations.
The scope of CABI’s work at the Swiss Centre is largely divided into the following areas:
Biological control of invasive weeds and invasive insects
CABI’s Swiss centre is a leading authority on the management of invasive weeds and arthropods using biological control.
Risk analysis and invasion ecology
As part of its work on invasive species, the centre assesses the risks and impacts of non-native species and develops methods and strategies to mitigate their risks.
This programme focuses on researching and recommending management strategies and policies to conserve and restore vital ecological services.
CABI’s Integrated Crop Management (ICM) team implements sustainable agriculture and rural development projects around the world.
Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Integrated Crop Management ICM
The MAS in ICM, jointly coordinated by CABI and the University of Neuchâtel, aimed to help address critical agricultural and environmental challenges by offering a unique higher education programme. The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Integrated Crop Management (ICM) has now replaced the MAS in ICM.
Staff at our Swiss centre play a key role in coordinating the CABI-led Plantwise programme while also providing technical support and helping with implementation in target countries.
Centre Director, Switzerland & Deputy Programme Executive, PlantwisePlus programme
Rue des Grillons 1 CH-2800 Delémont, Switzerland
T: +41 (0)32 421 4832
CABI - Switzerland
Integrated Crop Management Advisor
Strategic Planning and Operations Manager
Executive Director, Global Operations
Research scientist in Weed Biological Control
Personal Assistant Regional Director
Research Scientist, Risk Analysis and Invasion Ecology
Technical Research Assistant
Technical Research Assistant
Research Scientist and IT Support Officer
Research Scientist Arthropod Biological Control; Integrated Crop Management Advisor
Centre News & Blogs
Weeds progress report 2022
The latest report summarizing the progress of CABI's weed biological control projects for North America. Download the 2022 report.
CABI Internships 2023
CABI internships available at the CABI Swiss centre in Delémont for BSc and MSc students and recent graduates.
CABI weed biological control progress report 2021
The latest report summarizing the progress of CABI's weed biological control projects for North America. Download the 2021 report.
CABI weed biological control progress report 2020
A report summarizing the progress of CABI's weed biological control projects for North America. Download the 2020 report.
Improving pest management in agroforestry on sloping land
Land in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is predominantly mountainous with a high proportion of upland slopes. Agroforestry methods help to maintain sloping land and over 200 established Sloping Land User Groups (SLUGs) already apply these methods. To mitigate associated environmental risks of sloping land, to increase food security of SLUGs and progress slope stabilisation, this project will focus on improving existing management practices of the SLUGs and county tree nurseries, and increasing their knowledge about pest control.