United States GAP
Good Agricultural Practices, also known as GAP, are important for your business. The goal of the GAPs project is to reduce microbial risks in fruits and vegetables by developing a comprehensive extension and education program for growers and packers. The GAPs project has collaborators in 16 states throughout the nation and has created many educational materials to help promote the use of good agricultural practices on the farm. This project is funded by CSREES-USDA and US-FDA and the program is based at Cornell University. Please feel free to explore the GAPs website at http://www.gaps.cornell.edu/.
The Global Partnership for Safe and Sustainable Agriculture.
In responding to the demands of consumers, retailers and their global suppliers have created and implemented a series of sector specific farm certification standards. The aim is to ensure integrity, transparency and harmonisation of global agricultural standards. This includes the requirements for safe food that is produced respecting worker health, safety and welfare, environmental and animal welfare issues. Please feel free to explore GLOBALG.A.P’s website at http://www.globalgap.org.