Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) is a multidisciplinary area of work in FAO which is attracting a significant and growing demand for assistance from members.

Over the period 2003 2005, FAO has carried out a number of activities and consultations related to GAP, focusing on information provision, technical assistance and capacity building to help developing countries cope with changing and globalizing food systems and the proliferation of GAP standards.

A GAP Working Group has been established in this context in 2004, bringing together FAO experts on food safety and quality, marketing, commercialization and trade, plant production, animal production and health, forestry, fisheries, policy assistance and institutional strengthening. Three thematic interdisciplinary Task Forces are in operation, respectively on GAP information, global basic principles of GAP and GAP country activities.


Loretta Sonn Focal point for GAP

AnneSophie Poisot Project officer, Good
Agricultural Practices

Siobhán Casey Information officer,
Good Agricultural Practices


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