Eurep Gap & Global Gap
 
 

GAP means "Good Agricultural Practices" (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_agricultural_practices ). The table below summarizes the most important GAP practices. The GLOBALG.A.P website is a comprehensive knowledge base for all interested parties: producers, suppliers, retailers, journalists and consumers. With its clear and easy navigation www.globalgap.org incorporates exhaustive information on the GLOBALG.A.P standard and its modules and applications.

  

GLOBALG.A.P is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of production processes of agricultural (including aquaculture) products around the globe.

The GLOBALG.A.P standard is primarily designed to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by minimising detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety as well as animal welfare.

GLOBALG.A.P serves as a practical manual for Good Agricultural Practice (G.A.P.) anywhere in the world. The basis is an equal partnership of agricultural producers and retailers who wish to establish efficient certification standards and procedures.

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The BEST GAP Practices

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The farm site 

The farm must not have been previously contaminated.

The farm

There must be systems in place to ensure that cleanliness is ensured on the whole farm.

  • Intruders must be kept out of the fields.

  • Waste must be removed.

  • Toilets must be available for workers.

The fields

There must be systems in place to ensure that cleanliness is ensured on the fields.

  • The soils cannot have heavy metals.

  • Records must be kept showing what was used for growing.

  • The waters must be clean.

  • Run-off, sewage, litter must be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.

Pesticides, fertilizers and agrochemicals

The products used must be:

  • Approved

  • Used by trained workers

  • Applied properly

  • Recorded

  • Stored properly

  • Disposed of properly

Pest & Disease Management

An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy must be in place.

  • Pest & Disease threats must be identified by regular observations.

  • All responses to threats must be appropriate.

  • All responses to threats must be documented.

  • All staff must be trained in IPM.

  • All IPM equipment must be properly used.