Publication

Investment and capacity building for GAP standards

Case information from Kenya, Chile, Malaysia and South Africa

This study stresses that, for farmers and other actors in the supply chain, implementing protocols of good agricultural practices (GAPs) is a basic requirement to meet market demands for food safety standards. In order to support the implementation of these protocols, many countries have established GAP programmes as a mechanism to focus resources and establish coordination between public and private bodies to deal with market challenges and opportunities. This study also examines the costs and benefits of being certified to a GAP programme such as GLOBALGAP and discusses the relationship between market standards and the increase in number of GAP programmes around the world.

Subject:
  Agribusiness development,     Food quality assurance and certification
AGS main series:
  Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance Occasional Papers
Author:
  Pilar Santacoloma; Siobhan Cásey
Publisher:
  FAO
Issue Number:
  26
Country:
  Chile, Kenya, Malaysia, South Africa
Year:
  2011
Language:
  English
URL (link to the individual doc/info):
  http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/ba0033e/ba0033e00.pdf