TRAINER’S TRAINING ON GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICE APRIL 21-23, 2015

The Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) remains to be the edge of OURFood farmers in the market.  With the implementation of the Food Safety Act of 2013, farmers are now required by law to adhere to GAP by getting a certification.  The rest of ASEAN has been rapidly working on certifying their farmers.  The Philippines lags behind in terms of number of farms compliant to GAP.

Sir Bert Castillo of the Department of Agriculture gives the opening remarks.

Sir Bert Castillo of the Department of Agriculture gives the opening remarks.

The Department of Agriculture is the government agency in-charge of the GAP.  It has many branches and sister agencies.  The regional office of Cebu is a partner of AFOS foundation in the implementation of GAP for our farmers in Dalaguete, Cebu and in Negros Oriental .  In phase 2, OURFood targeted to get a total of 400 farmers to be GAP certified in Cebu and Negros Oriental.

Sir Bert Castillo beginning his lecture.

Sir Bert Castillo beginning his lecture.

OURFood envisions a critical mass of GAP compliant farmers so that fresh vegetables free of pesticides and other food hazards.

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