REGION: global

 

Activity: FAO Committee on Agriculture
 
COUNTRY: FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
 

Good Agricultural Practices were first presented to the FAO Committee on Agriculture (COAG) in 2003 with the paper 'Development of a Framework for Good Agricultural Practices' . The Committee recommended that FAO continue its initial work on a GAP approach and carry out a review on development of GAP activities.

The subsequent paper 'Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)' was presented to COAG, 2005 whereby the Committee requested further clarification of concepts and principles of the FAO GAP approach. The Committee endorsed the FAO approach to GAP that it should be non-prescriptive, voluntary and not create barriers to trade, but be consistent with existing regulatory instruments, such as Codex, IPPC and OIE.

FAO Committee on Agriculture (COAG), Nineteenth Session, Rome, 13-16 April 2005; "Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)"
COAG 2005 SARD GAP paper (html)

FAO Committee on Agriculture (COAG), Seventeenth Session, Rome, 13 March-4 April 2003; "Development of a Framework for Good Agricultural Practices"
COAG 2003 GAP paper (html)

 

 

 
Activity: Expert Consultation and Workshop
 
COUNTRY: FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
 

FAO has carried out a number of consultative processes, internally and externally, on Good Agricultural Practices, over the last number of years. An expert consultation on the development of a GAP approach in FAO was held in Rome, 2003, to meet the concerns and guidance provided by the Committee on Agriculture (COAG) 2003.

Report of the Expert Consultation on a Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) Approach
Rome, Italy, 10-12 November 2003 (pdf)

Summary Analysis of Relevant Codes, Guidelines, and Standards Related to Good Agricultural Practices
Background Paper for the FAO Expert Consultation on Good Agricultural Practices, 10-12 November 2003 (pdf)

Incentives for the adoption of Good Agricultural Practices
Background Paper for the FAO Expert Consultation on Good Agricultural Practices, 10-12 November 2003 (pdf)

 

 

 
Activity: Internal FAO GAP Workshop
 
COUNTRY: FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
 

An internal workshop was organised in 2004, to take stock of FAO GAP work, share experiences, methodologies and approaches, draw lessons from practical implementation, and identify synergies between departments for future FAO GAP work.

Report of the FAO Internal workshop on Good Agricultural Practices
Rome, Italy, 27-29 October 2004 (pdf)

Good Agricultural Practices - an FAO Working Concept
Background Paper for the FAO Internal Workshop on Good Agricultural Practices, Rome, Italy 27-29 October 2004 (pdf)

 

 

 
Activity: Good Agricultural Practice Training
 

COUNTRY: The Netherlands

 

Training on GAP was given by FAO at Wageningen University, in May 2005, as part of a collaboration with Wageningen University's International Agriculture Center (IAC) within its course "Transition to Sustainable Agriculture". (html)

GAP Training Course: FAO Brochure for Wageningen University May 2005 (pdf)

Development of a Good Agricultural Practice Approach at FAO (pps)

Good Agricultural Practices standards: a Way Towards Safe and Sustainable Agriculture? (pps)

GAP: Why care? GAP standards and programmes: incentives, constraints, opportunities (pps)

 

 

 
Activity: Good Practice Training
 
COMMODITY: Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
COUNTRY: Latin America, Caribbean, Asian and African Countries
 

Training manual, CD-Rom and database on good practices to improve the safety and quality of fresh fruits and vegetables, and training of trainers courses in Latin American, Caribbean, Asian and African countries (2003-2005).

FAO is implementing a programme to improve the Safety and Quality of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, by enhancing information access and delivering training to improve the safe production, harvesting, handling, storage, transport and marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables. Sub-regional workshops have been held in the Latin America, Caribbean, Asian and African regions.

FAO Training Manual on Improving the quality and safety of fresh fruit and vegetables (html)

Fresh fruit and vegetable quality and safety database (html)

 
 
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