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 Processes


CFTs approvals

Pest Resistant Cowpea

Pest and Herbicide Resistant Cotton

Nitrogen Use Efficient, Water Use Efficient, and Salt Tolerant Rice


Environmental Approvals