Our Team

Dr. Randy A. Hautea

Dr. Randy A. Hautea is the global coordinator of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), a non-profit organization that aims to bring the potential of crop biotechnology to small-scale farmers in developing countries. He also has been the director of the ISAAA’s SoutheastAsia Center since 1998.

Prior to joining ISAAA, he served as the director of the Institute of Plant Breeding at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. He has also been involved in assessing international agricultural research centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

Dr. Hautea completed his PhD in plant breeding from Cornell University, and his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in agronomy and plant breeding from the University of the Philippines, Los Baños.  He was also a visiting scientist in Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota. He is married and has a daughter attending Cornell University.