Donor Support Groups

ISAAA has been principally sponsored by philanthropic foundations, and cosponsored by a donor support group consisting of public and private institutions. Donors commit funds on a fixed-term basis, which ensures transparency and accountability by subjecting ISAAA’s program under regular and rigorous peer review by donors.


  • African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF)
  • Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II (ABSPII)/Cornell University
  • Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA)
  • African Biosafety Network of Expertise
  • Ain Shams University
  • Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
  • Burkina Biotech Association (BBA)
  • BioInnovative Program, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
  • Brazil-Africa Market Place
  • Cairo University
  • CropLife Asia
  • CropLife International
  • Department of Agriculture, Philippines
  • International Development Research Center of Canada (IDRC)
  • John Templeton Foundation
  • KGT - TBP - Tree Biotechnology Programme
  • Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Pvt. Ltd (Mahyco), India
  • Monsanto
  • National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)
  • National Council for Science and Technology Innovation (NACOSTI), Kenya
  • NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
  • Program for Biosafety Systems, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Regional Agricultural Reporters' Network (RECOAB)
  • SEAMEO SEARCA, Philippines
  • United Phosphorus Limited
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • US Department of State
  • US Agency for International Development (USAID)


  • Norman Borlaug (First Founding Patron)
  • Richard B. Flavell (USA)
  • Dafang Huang (China)
  • Jiro Kondo (Japan)
  • Gabrielle J. Persley (Australia/UK)
  • M.S. Swaminathan (India)
  • Marc vanMontagu (Belgium)