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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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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.
It has appointed SKM Enviros to develop good agricultural practice for the application of biofertilisers.
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.
Good Agricultural Practice and Good Hygienic Practice are recognised internationally as the basis for the safe production of fresh produce and the most efficient way to improve the safety of produce is to rely on a proactive system reducing risk factors during production and handling.
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.
Through this commitment on rapeseed, Unilever, Cargill and farmers will agree annual improvement plans beyond those required by mandated European 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.
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.
And Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) is a national compulsory criterion for food and drug industries.