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Good Agricultural Practices

(GAP), economically, socially, and environmentally responsible methods and technologies for the raising and marketing of agricultural and horticultural products. Good agriculture practices aim to deliver to the consumer healthy and safe high-quality food and nonfood products in manner that permits sustainable yields and ensures the livelihoods of producers and processors while protecting or enhancing the environment. Guidelines for good practices can cover all aspects of farm production—whether in the field, in a greenhouse, or in a barn—including crop and seed choice, watering and fertilization, pest and disease control, disposing of manure, harvesting, and handling after harvest, in food processing, and in a retail setting. Recommendations have been developed specifically for various crops and livestock, such as avocados, tobacco, and swine, and for different regions and environments.
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In his special lecture on 'Food Security and Need for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in Crop Production,' organized jointly by SDPI and the Embassy of Netherlands, he said ensuring uses of technology at all stages of production, which includes storage as well, can improve economic benefit to farmers and other stakeholders.
Tawfiq said that good agricultural practices focus on the application of sound principles that ensure the harvest of healthy and safe agricultural products taking into account economic, social and environmental sustainability.
The farmers will be trained in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to ensure their fresh produce is safe as food for consumers.
Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) is designed to reduce the risks of bacterial contamination and ADFSC wants to guarantee that local farmers are as knowledgeable as possible, he said.
An updated Code of Good Agricultural Practice will be published when the Regulations are laid.
A spokesman for the trade organisations and agencies Freshfel, Shaffe and ColeapACP said harmonised standards would cut costs and reward growers who invested in good agricultural practice.
After an introductory chapter on the key issues in food toxicology, Part I covers the assessment and management of risks, with individual chapters in genetic susceptibility to dietary carcinogens, good agricultural practice and HACCP systems, targeted and rapid methods for analysing residues in food and ways of assessing the mutagenicity of chemicals in food.
The Member States must establish codes of good agricultural practice to be implemented by farmers on a voluntary basis.
The consultations that have been postponed are the Implementation of the Nitrates Directive, measures to address diffuse pollution from agriculture, and the Code of Good Agricultural Practice.
This report concluded that: good agricultural practice and good hygienic practice are the basis for the safe production of fresh produce, and that the most efficient way to improve the safety of produce is to rely on a proactive system reducing risk factors during production and handling.
They were also obliged to adopt codes of good agricultural practice.
Michael said: "I recognise that consumers need to be reassured that produce does not contain undesirable or unnecessary residues and that good agricultural practice is followed.