Regulatory status

  • Togo signed the Cartagena Protocol in May 2000 and ratified it in July 2007.
  • The country passed a biosafety law, in January 2009.
  • Togo was also the fifth African country to sign the Nagoya Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress in Septembers 2011.
  • In 2015, a revised version of the law along with 04 implementing regulations was ready, and was deposited at the Secretariat of the Government for submission to the Parliament.
  • An inter-ministerial ad hoc committee is established to oversee the progress of the revision process
  • In 2016, Togo Media professionals formed a national association of Science journalists, as an outcome of a training session conducted by ABNE with the assistance from journalists from Burkina Faso. (This was considered a key milestone, in response to the spread of misleading information on the issue regarding Bt cotton in Burkina Faso. It is expected that action from the media will somehow contribute to trigger action from the government on the biosafety law revising process).

R&D status