CBD – February 1995

Cartagena Protocol – May 2007

Nagoya Protocol on benefit sharing – November 2017

Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress – Non Party


Legal Status                      

Zimbabwe National Biotechnology Authority Act 2006

Competent Authority   

National Biotechnology Authority of Zimbabwe

National Focal Point

National Biotechnology Authority of Zimbabwe

Biosafety Regulations/Guidelines

National Biotechnology Regulations 2018

Participating Institutions/Agencies

Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development

Environmental Management Authority

Medicine Control Council of Zimbabwe

Medical Research Council

Research Council of Zimbabwe

Regulatory Review and Approval Process

  • Currently only for food and feed imports

Confined Field Trial Approvals

  • Insect-resistant maize (2001-2005)
  • Insect-resistant cotton (2001-2005)

Environmental Approvals

  • None