The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has become aware of the concerns raised by some commercial and small-scale farmers and aggregators regarding the registration and approval of fourteen (14) maize and soybean products to be used as food, feed and other industrial applications by the Ghana National Biosafety Authority (NBA) under the Biosafety Act 2011 (831).

It is instructive to note that MoFA has not, through its National Variety Release and Registration Committee (NVRRC) of the National Seed Council (NSC) approved the commercialization of the maize and soya products as approved by NBA. Thus these released products should not and must not be used as seeds in Ghana.

MoFA remains committed to monitoring the utilization of these products in the country and encourages all stakeholders, including commercial and small-scale farmers, to adhere to the use of MoFA-approved (registered) seed varieties. This will help maintain the integrity of agricultural practices and ensure the well-being of both farmers and consumers in Ghana.



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