GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICE (GAP) CERTIFICATION

        The Good Agricultural Practice Certification program is being promoted and facilitated by the Regulatory Division in order to ensure food safety and assure quality of agricultural products while keeping high regard for environmental protection and that of workers health, safety and welfare.

        It is also aimed at facilitating access of Philippine Agricultural Crops to neighboring ASEAN markets and other foreign markets.

    Who may avail of the service:

    The following types of entities engaged in the production of agricultural crops
  • Individual farmers 
  • Partnership/joint venture 
  • Cooperatives 
  • Corporations 
  • Associations/organizations 
  • Demonstration farms 

REQUIREMENTS TO BE BROUGHT/ SUBMITTED
  1. Accomplished application form 
  2. Organizational Profile 
  3. Farm map or area map 
  4. Field operation procedures 
  5. Certificate of Training on GAP 
  6. Certificate of Registration 
  7. Procedure for accreditation (If applicable) 
  8. Procedure for Outgrowership scheme (If applicable) 

DURATION OF THE SERVICE
(Under Normal Circumstances)

  • One month from submission of application till issuance of certificate 

SCHEDULE OF FEES
        
        No fees collected 


PERSON TO BE CONTACTED FOR INQUIRIES
  1. Dr. Eduardo L. Lapuz, Jr. 
  2. Ms. Marilyn G. Velarde 
  3. Ms. Dalia L. Manio 

NUMBER TO BE CONTACTED FOR INQUIRIES
        
        (045) 961-2934


HOW TO AVAIL OF THE SERVICE

 

Step

Client

Service Provider

Processing Time

(Under Normal Circumstances)

Person in charge

1

Submit documents to RED office/BAFS Focal person

Check on the completeness of documents

15 minutes

Dr. Eduardo L. Lapuz, Jr.

Ms. Marilyn Velarde

Ms. Dalia L.  Manio

Ms. Ma. Corazon Aquino

Ms. Yolanda L.  Bautista

2

 

Forward documents to GAP Secretariat (BAFS central office)

1 day

Dr. Eduardo L. Lapuz, Jr.

Ms. Marilyn Velarde

Ms. Dalia L.  Manio

Ms. Ma. Corazon Aquino

Ms. Yolanda L.  Bautista

3

 

BAFS countercheck the documents and issue notification of Inspection to the farmer through the BAFS focal person

10 days

c/o BAFS central office

Dr. Eduardo L. Lapuz, Jr.

4

Ready the farm for inspection and make available all pertinent records

Conduct Inspection of Farm and submit inspection report

5 days

Mr. Angel Tulabut

Ms. Marilyn G. Velarde

Ms. Dalia L. Manio

5

 

Evaluate, review & validate inspection report and make recommendation for approval by the Secretary

15 days

National TWG

GAP

6

 

Approval by the Secretary

Within 30 days upon receipt of recommendation

BAFS Central office

7

Receive Approved certification

Release of approved certification to the farmer

1 day

Dr. Eduardo L. Lapuz, Jr.

Ms. Marilyn Velarde

Ms. Dalia L.  Manio

Ms. Ma. Corazon Aquino

Ms. Yolanda L.  Bautista

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