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 training is meant to expand and breach the gap between local production and imported wheat, it is also to teach the farmers how to use good agricultural practices in the cultivation of the produced.
Organised under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain and with the support of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of the King of Bahrain, President of the Consultative Council of the National Initiative for Agricultural Development, BIGS 2018 will highlight food safety issues and good agricultural practices.
Yangon: IFC helped the Department of Agriculture of Myanmar's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) launch Myanmar's Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Protocol and Guidelines.
Talks during the meeting touched on the institutional framework of the good agricultural practices (GAP) in the Kingdom and Lebanon and the launch of a regional food security monitoring network in the Arab world to foster agricultural sector's sustainability and resilience to counter rigorous climate change and conflict-driven challenges.
Senior Agriculturist Agnes Cecilia Roble said the DA Amad would 'provide the needed interventions to capacitate farmer entrepreneurs' to include training in Good Agricultural Practices to make their products more competitive.
Five loans worth of LE 36 million will be invested in providing good agricultural practices inputs to boost production as well as post-harvest handling technologies.
He proposed the farmers to adopt good agricultural practices to boost their per acre yield.
He also said that farmers should adopt good agricultural practices.
It covers crop models, optimizing cropping systems, seed variety selection and seed system development in southern Africa, good agricultural practices for maize cultivation in West Africa, zero-tillage cultivation, conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification of maize and other cereal systems in Latin America, precision maize cultivation techniques, climate risk management, post-harvest management, insect pests, nematodes, rodent pests, maize lethal necrosis, aflatoxins, and weed management in Europe and the US.
Furthermore, the shipments of agricultural products should be accompanied by phytosanitary certificates confirming that the consignments come from farms certified for good agricultural practices, organic farms or farms that apply 100 per cent biological pest control without using chemical pesticides.
BMZ, the commissioning arm of the German development agency (GIZ), contributes to the project through its expertise in capacity building as well as in implementing good agricultural practices (GAP) and sustainability standards.
To ensure quality, he said elaborate standard-systems are being used across the world like Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary measures, traceability of agro-chemicals residues, good agricultural practices, quarantine treatments and food packaging safety materials.