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26

Smallholders as Customers, Not Pupils: Making the Case for Good Agricultural Practices

Woman harvesting in her field - INNOVATE ProjectPhoto courtesy of Swathi Sridharan

Since the early 2000s, governments, commercial firms, NGOs and international organizations have expanded the market incentives for adhering to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), such as incorporating GAP certifications into supply chains and procurement decisions.


Practices addressing “environmental, economic and social sustainability for on-farm processes,” as the FAO defines, brought with them the promise of improved food safety, food quality and environmental stewardship.

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