2.4 Number of Farmers/Farmers Organizations Adopting Good Agricultural Practices
BAGUIO CITY DATA SOURCE: Baguio City Veterinary and Agriculture Office (CVAO)
Good Agricultural Practices – collection of principles to apply for on-farm production and postproduction processes, resulting in safe and healthy food and non-food agriculture products, while taking into account economic, social and environmental sustainability (UNFAO)
GAP Refers to farm level approaches designed to reduce the risk of contamination during on-farm production and postproduction processes. GAP recommendations addresses:
Environmental protection & management
– free of contaminants
– safe & responsible handling of agro-chemicals
– biodiversity conservation
– safe, healthy and quality produce for better nutrition
Worker’s health, safety and welfare
– improves farmers and consumers condition
– enhance the agricultural family welfare
– globally competitive produce
– improved food security
● This approach is a set of principles, regulations and technical recommendations that are applicable during primary production, processing and food transport, agreed upon by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) where the Philippines is one of the 10 members.
● GAP bridges the gap between traditional farming practices and market as well as the stakeholders’ (customers) standards for agricultural and non-agricultural products.
Total number of reported farmers adopting Good Agricultural Practices
2.4 Number of Farmers/Farmers Organizations Adopting Good Agricultural Practices in the Sustainable Development Goals
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2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food.
If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centred rural development and protecting the environment.
Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities.
A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish today’s 815 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050.
The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.
Related 2.4 Number of Farmers/Farmers Organizations Adopting Good Agricultural Practices Targets
By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality