Aim of the Project:
The Project aims at the expansion and control of good agricultural practices (GAP) in Turkey. GAP is an agricultural production method allowing traceability, sustainability and food safety in agriculture without harming the human health, animal health and environment. Fruit and vegetable products which are subject to international trade and which are certified with Good Agricultural Practices are preferred by the consumers especially through European Union Countries. For the expansion of good agricultural practices, it is aimed to provide safe food for consumers and to increase the export of fresh fruits and vegetables of Turkey.
This Project will provide the implementation of good agricultural practices in 13 provinces, in fruits (citrus fruits, cherry, hazelnut, fig, grape and apple) and vegetables (onion, tomato, pepper, lettuce and cucumber) which are of great importance for the export of Turkey. The practices will also include training, extension and demonstration activities. In order to raise the awareness of producers on good agricultural practices, training and extension activities will be carried out and consultancy supports will be provided. The Project plans to expand good agricultural practices first in fruits and vegetables produced more. With the experience gained thereof, it is aimed to expand good agricultural practices throughout Turkey.