Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

Good Agricultural Practices (GHPs) focus on the best practices to be used for producing agricultural products to ensure the quality and safety of the final product. In general, the products are crops, commodities and foods of animal origin. Hence, GAPs are applied on the farm and where animals are reared for food.

GAPs address a range agricultural practices with the view to prevent food safety hazards being introduced from the environment or through the application of modern farming methods. It therefore includes use of fertilizers, pesticides, and veterinary drugs, possible contamination from soil, water, etc.

The term Good Veterinary Practice (GVP) refers specifically to the use of veterinary drugs.

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