CBD – Nov. 1994

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety – Nov. 2019

Nagoya Protocol on Benefit Sharing – Sep. 2003

Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress – None-Party


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

Confined Field Trial Approvals

  • Pest and herbicide resistant cotton
  • Nitrogen use efficient, water use efficient, and salt tolerant rice

 Environmental Approvals

  • Insect resistant cowpea