CBD – August 1994

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety – April 2004

Nagoya Protocol on Benefit Sharing – December 2016

Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress – March 2018


Legal Status                        

Biosafety Act, 2011

Competent Authority        

National Biosafety Authority

National Focal Point

National Biosafety Authority

Biosafety Regulations/Guidelines

Biosafety (Management of Biotechnology) Regulations, 2019

National Biosafety Framework for Ghana – Administrative Guidelines

Biosafety Guidelines for Handling Requests for Use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Ghana

Public Participation Guidelines

Participating Institutions/Agencies

Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation

Ghana Atomic Energy Commission

Environmental Protection Agency

Regulatory Review and Approval Process

Currently for Research Only

Confined Field Trial Approvals

  • Pest Resistant Cowpea
  • Pest and Herbicide Resistant Cotton
  • Nitrogen use Efficient, Water use Efficient, and Salt Tolerant Rice

 Environmental Approvals

  • None