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Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for Family Agriculture

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Type of Publication:
Guidelines & Learning resources
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Focus Topic:
Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
Type of Risk:
Biological & environmental
Weather & Climate related
Type of Risk Managment Option:
Risk reduction/mitigation
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

This manual has been prepared by the Group on Agriculture of the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean. The purpose of this work is to spread the basic concepts of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in order to: guide the production systems towards a sustainable agriculture and ecologically safe, obtain harmless products of higher quality, contribute to food security generating income through the access to markets and improve working conditions of producers and their families. The manual addresses agricultural technicians and extension workers, producer organizations, rural school teachers, children, urban and periurban citizens and Family Agriculture groups in general.