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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Titled, 'Enhancing Good Agricultural Practices Compliance and Climate Resilience of Spray-Type Chrysanthemum Production in La Trinidad, Benguet,' the project aims to boost GAP compliance and climate resilience of chrysanthemum farmers in the area.
Global GAP they have a list of good agricultural practices, so we adopted it, and we are recognised worldwide.
Benedith Ndibe, enlightened the farmers and traders on good agricultural practices to ensure food security.
"It must be ensured that all food products, both for domestic market consumption and for export, are aligned with Good Agricultural Practices or Good Manufacturing Practices," he said.
It has therefore become necessary to introduce regulations that promote good agricultural practices, remove mischief as well as the free-for-all chaotic situation in the domestic food market.The purpose of public regulations is to provide protocols, procedures and agricultural practices on how food should be produced, harvested, processed, packaged and marketed in order to protect human and animal health from food-borne risks, plant-carried diseases, animals and plants from pests or diseases and the environment from harmful practices.
'It is possible to more than double the productivity by using good agricultural practices such as the growing of certified seed potato.
These farms will serve as community resource centers to drive scale and diffusion of good agricultural practices for up to 10,000 smallholders within the next five years.
During the summit, speakers in various fields gave lectures on climate change issues and concerns, environmental protection, water management and conservation, good agricultural practices, planting of early maturing and drought resistant crops, ecological solid waste management, and updates on support facilities such as water impounding dams and water harvester, among others.
Proposals may be for but not limited to: research, promotion, marketing, nutrition, food safety and security, education, increased knowledge and consumption, improved efficiency and reduced costs of distribution systems, conservation, product development, good agricultural practices, good handling practices, and good manufacturing practices.
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.
KARACHI -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has initiated a project to promote good agricultural practices among the chilli farmers Thar area of Sindh.