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Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)


GAP approach aims at applying available knowledge to addressing environmental, economic and social sustainability dimensions for on-farm production and post-production processes, resulting in safe and quality food and non-food agricultural products. Based on generic sustainability principles, it aims at supporting locally developed optimal practices for a given production system based on a desired outcome, taking into account market demands and farmers constraints and incentives to apply practices.

Example of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP):

Research and education are part of Good agricultural practices program. One of its aims is to reduce contamination risks in crops.
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