The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) is a not-for-profit international organisation that shares the benefits of crop biotechnology to various stakeholders, particularly resource poor farmers in developing countries, through knowledge sharing initiatives and the transfer and delivery of proprietary biotechnology applications.

Our global knowledge sharing network and partnerships in the research and development continuum provide a powerful combination of science based information and appropriate technology to those who need to make informed choices about their acceptance and use.


The AfriCenter was established in 1994. Its mission is to share knowledge on agricultural biotechnology and biosafety through strategic communications and outreach for informed policy and choice. To achieve this mission, the Center focuses on three principle areas namely knowledge sharing, capacity strengthening and policy outreach.

Over the years, the AfriCenter has expanded its mandate to offer communications support services and communications research. We form strategic partnerships with like-minded institutions to leverage on unique skills, share resources and avoid duplication of work.