Good Agricultural Practices
It tells that the cultivation of that product is done exactly as it is. It is of great importance in terms of agricultural production that does not harm the environment, human and animal health, protection of natural resources, traceability and sustainability in agriculture, and reliable product supply. In this context, it is necessary to mention which agricultural activities include good agricultural practices in the agricultural production process.
- It is a certified agricultural production method in which no chemical input is used in production and every stage of production is controlled from production to consumption.
- It does not harm human health and the environment since no chemical input is used.
- It is aimed to protect the natural balance, vital resources such as air and water, natural life and ecology.
Good Agricultural Practices
When applying Good Agricultural Practices, fertilization is done with an appropriate and correct technique as a result of soil analysis. Appropriate irrigation method is used in order to save water.Based on the principle of integrated control, plant protection products are applied in the right quantities and methods. Food safety, worker health and safety, and animal health are also taken into account, especially in matters related to the protection of the environment.
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) is actually agriculture itself; It is not an alternative agricultural production model. As in conventional agriculture, chemical pesticides, artificial fertilizers, etc. applications are allowed. However, these practices are implemented in the principles of integrated product management, in a way that does not harm human health and the environment. However, the fact that agricultural production is carried out in accordance with the principles of GAP has brought the application of quality management system principles, which started with the industrial sector and continued with the service sector in the past, in agricultural production. As a result of these practices, traceability is established by making controlled and certified agricultural production from the farm to the table. Organic agriculture, on the other hand, is a production model made with the use of allowed inputs within the framework of regulations without using chemical inputs and pesticides in production.
Halal Food; It means that the products taken from the farm and field are prepared completely in accordance with the Islamic rules until they come to our table. With a broader explanation; food products of vegetable, animal, chemical or microbial origin; It is the expression of the compliance of raw materials, processing aids, components, additives, processing methods, operating conditions and packaging with Islamic rules.