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GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) are practices that address enviromental, economic and social sustainability for on-farm processes, and result in safe and quality food and non-food agricultural products (according to FAO).

GAP bases on 4 main factors: economic viability; enviromental substainability; social acceptability; and food safety and quality.

The objective of these different GAP codes, standards and regulations include, to a varying degree such as ensuring safety and quality of produce in the food chain, capturing new market advantages by modifying supply chain governance, improving natural resources use, worker health and working conditions
and creating new market opportunities for farmers and exporters in developing countries.

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.