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Eight cities to host Global GAP tour

GEORGE OKORE 01/09/2011 @ 3:14am Fifteen years experience as a journalist

The Global Agricultural Practice   (G.A.P)   will this year be traveling through eight major cities of the world offering latest tools and practice in Good Agricultural Prac

Mr Nigel Garbutt, the chairman GLOBALG.A.P says 2011 is the year where the fourth version of the Integrated Farm Assurance Standard becomes effective. This version has many features, regarding traceability, pesticide use, IPM, water use and produce microbiological food safety.The cities includes New Delhi ( India) , Mexico City ( Mexico), Cape Town ( South Africa)  Sao Paulo ( Brazil), Cairo, (Egypt),  Warsaw ( Poland) , Atlanta (USA) and  Bangkok, (Thailand) .

GLOBALG.A.P is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of production processes of agricultural (including aquaculture) products around the globe.  The standard is primarily designed to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by minimizing detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety as well as animal welfare.

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