Good Agricultural Practices


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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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The three-week Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training for small farmers will be an ongoing practice.
In these and other crops, FAO will provide technical support on conservation agriculture and other good agricultural practices for both rain-fed and irrigated farming systems.
Encompassing activities such as farmer training on good agricultural practices, education for children in cocoa farming communities, and improving access to safe water and basic healthcare, this programme aims to secure the production of sustainably-grown cocoa and increase the overall quality of life of cocoa farmers and their families.
Amer Al Khateri, Farm Assurance and Good Agricultural Practices Officer at Abu Dhabi Farmers Service Centre (ADFSC), told Gulf News that reusing empty pesticide bottles could cause poisoning.
Crop and pest management strategies, as an integral part of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) is to be adopted as the main methodology to reduce crop losses by indigenous pests and diseases and to prevent the spread of both indigenous and exogenous pests and pathogens in the participating countries.
Good agricultural practices and farm mechanization are the key components of our agricultural strategy, he added.
Special focus was being accorded to help farmers to adopt good agricultural practices in order to produce high quality, value added products which can access export markets and help farmers get higher returns on their produce," he said.
Systems controls such as Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Good Hygiene Practices (GHP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) should be the primary methods of control.
We promote good agricultural practices, work with partners to create opportunities for employment, and emphasize effective postharvest value addition and marketing mechanisms.
The Task Force will also explore the development of standards for Good Agricultural Practices for specialty (non-Agaricus) mushroom production.
The use of renewable energy to reduce green house gas emission is another area in which the group believes it can contribute to environmental sustainability through good agricultural practices.
Pabrua were selected for providing invaluable assistance to the FDA in developing and implementing the train-the-trainer course, an intensive educational and skills-building curriculum focusing on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and food safety practices in the field.