Knowledge and Perception of Farmers towards Genetically Modified Crops: The Perspective of Farmer Based Organizations in Northern Region of Ghana

  • Hudu Zakaria Department of Agricultural Extension, Rural Development and Gender Studies, University for Development Studies, Ghana
  • Hamza Adam Department of Community Development, University for Development Studies, Ghana
  • Afishata Mohammed Abujaja Department of Community Development, University for Development Studies, Ghana
Keywords: Perception, Knowledge, GM Crop, GMO Technology, Biosafety Act and FBOs


Despite the fact that Ghana had put in place legislative and institutional frameworks to guide the application of GMO technology in commercial agriculture, the desired results will not be realised unless farmers‟ knowledge and perception about GM crops are known and adequately addressed. This paper therefore, presents results of a survey assessing the knowledge and perception of 305 leaders of Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs) in Northern Region of Ghana towards GM crops.


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