Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MYGAP - Malaysian agriculture Practices

B)  Benefits of MyGAP Certification
  1. Produces quality and safe to eat agricultural products.
  2. Reduces environment pollution and assist in developing an environmentally friendly and sustainable national agricultural industry.
  3. Since GAP is recognised worldwide, it facilitates the export of the products.
  4. One certification scheme facilitates the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices certification.
  5. Guarantees the safety and welfare of the staff.
  6. Encourages and facilitates the acceptance of consumers towards agricultural, livestock and aquaculture products with only one certification.
  7. Unlike SALM, SPLAM and SALT, GAP is more commercialised and will not confuse the consumers and entrepreneurs.
  8. Facilitates and reduces the promotional costs as consumers are already very familiar with GAP products.
C)  Direction
  1. Increase the number of farms with MyGAP certification to encourage quality and safe to eat produce for domestic and export market.
  2. Increase consumers' awareness and demand for quality and safe to eat produce with MyGAP logo on it.
  3. Increase the Malaysian agricultural produce competitiveness at international level.
  4. Benchmarked with international GAP certification scheme such as ASEAN GAP and Global GAP.
Source: Ministry of Agriculture and Agrobased Industry, Malaysia.

M Anem,
Senior Agronomist,
Kuantan, Pahang,
(3 Rejab 1438H)

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