Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute


The Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute (BNARI) was established as one of the research, development and technology transfer institutes of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, which was established in 1963 by an Act of Parliament (Act 204 of 1963).  Act 588 of 2000 replaced Act 204 and PNDC Law 308 and enabled the Commission to create new institutes and commercialize its research findings.  BNARI was therefore established as a result of the upgrading of the Department of Biology, Food and Agriculture of the National Nuclear Research Institute.  The main objective of the institute is to apply isotopes, ionizing radiation and biotechnologies for increased agricultural and economic development of Ghana.
To be Ghana’s leading public institution that provides solutions to challenges in agriculture, health and industry through exploration and exploitation of scientific knowledge in biotechnology and nuclear science.
BNARI exists to carry out research and development activities on safe applications of biotechnology and nuclear science and transfer these technologies to end-users in order to enhance agricultural productivity, health delivery and industrialisation.
In pursuit of these, BNARI will build strategic alliances and partnership with national, regional and international bodies to assist Ghana fulfill her obligations on the safe applications of biotechnology and nuclear science.

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P.O.Box LG 80, Legon-Accra, Ghana