ISAAA is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers the
benefits of new agricultural biotechnologies to the poor in developing
countries. It aims to share these powerful technologies with those who stand to
benefit from them, and at the same time establish an enabling environment for
their safe use. It is a small, responsive, non-bureaucratic international
network with centres in developing and industrialised countries. Its centres are
based in the Philippines, Kenya and the USA. A Global Coordinator based in the
Southeast Asia Center in the Philippines provides overall management. Its
centres in developing countries analyse the needs of the region's resource-poor
farmers, and those in industrialised countries identify biotechnology
applications for transfer.
ISAAA's mission is to contribute to poverty alleviation by
increasing crop productivity and income generation, particularly for
resource-poor farmers, and to bring about a safer environment and more
sustainable agricultural development.
ISAAA's objectives are the transfer and delivery of
appropriate biotechnology applications to developing countries and the building
of partnerships between institutions in the South and the private sector in the
North, and by strengthening South - South collaboration.