Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) as a collection of principles to apply for on-farm production and post-production processes, resulting in safe and healthy food and non-food agricultural products. GAP standards are all different but their intended goals include the following to varying degrees:

  • Ensure safety and quality of produce in the food chain
  • Capture new market advantages by modifying supply chain governance
  • Improve natural resources use, workers health and working conditions, and/or
  • Create new market opportunities for farmers and exporters in developing countries.