The imports and exports of agricultural commodities require permits from the Government of Ghana. The PPRSD of MoFA facilitates the provision of such permits. The GhAAP provides linkages between importers and exporters on the one hand, and the regulatory institutions on the other.


Certification across agricultural commodity value chains is required to ensure food safety and maintenance of quality standards. The certification of agricultural inputs - seeds, fertilizers, agrochemicals etc. - is provided by the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) of MoFA.

Other relevant regulatory institutions such as Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) and the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) oversee the certification of food commodities, storage and processing facilities.

The GhAAP links actors to mandated regulatory institutions for certification of their products and services.