Global Gap: Good Agricultural Practices

Course Overview

GlobalGAP is an international farm-management system for Good Agricultural Practice (GAP). It has been primarily designed to reassure consumers that farm practices minimize the detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, chemical use has been reduced and a responsible approach to worker health and safety (as well as animal welfare) has been adopted. This course will provide delegates with an understanding of the GlobalGAP standard and its implementation requirements. The course provides guidance on the documentation requirements which will allow the participants to successfully implement GlobalGAP.

Course Objectives

  • To equip delegates with knowledge of the GlobalGAP standard requirements
  • To equip delegates, through practical guidance and examples, to implement the GlobalGAP system
  • To explain the ways of audits, their purpose and planning, and the way to approach, perform and report an audit

Course Content

Guidelines for Good Agricultural Practice

  • Detailed review of the General Regulations, the rules of the GlobalGAP Certification system
  • Detailed review of the Control Points: All Farm Base, Crops Base, Fruit & Vegetables
  • Agricultural terminologies related to certification
  • Crop quality monitoring systems
  • Quality as integral part of assessing good manufacturing practices  

GlobalGAP models

  • Introduction to Japan GAP
  • Introduction to Malaysia GAP
  • Introduction to ASEAN GAP

GlobalGAP in horticultural Production

  • Background and development of GAP
  • Guiding principles of GAP
  • GAP compliance and conformity
  • GlobalGAP certification process and harmonized GlobalGAP system

Farm management

  • Internal farm inspections
  • Record keeping and monitoring
  • Traceability system
  • Recall and withdrawn procedures

Food Safety

  • International food safety standards
  • Codex Alimentarius Commission
  • Food Safety harzards
  • GAP practices for farmers and worker health and safety
  • GAP safety aspects for farms sites and soil management
  • Fertilizer applications
  • Pesticides applications

Environmental conservation

  • Impact of farming on the environment
  • Integrated farm management
  • Integrated crop management
  • Integrated pest management

Course Methodology

The training is going to be highly interactive combination of lectures, group discussions, questionnaires, individual reflections, role plays, simulations and videos.

Target Audience

Supervisory level farm and packhouse employees, Staff responsible for implementing GlobalGAP and all those who are part of the design, its implementation and likewise management of GlobalGAP.

Duration

07 Days (08:30–14:30) with appropriate breaks for tea/refreshments and lunch. 02 Days (08:30–14:30) for internal audits and farm management practices