1. Course: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore
Presented by: Bidhu Bhushan Binit(11PGDM08)
2. A set of normative documents suitable to be
accredited to internationally recognized
accepted standards and procedures for the
global certification of Good Agricultural
3. in 1997 as an initiative of retailers belonging to
the Euro-Retailer Produce Working Group
evolved into an equal partnership of agricultural
producers and their retail customers.
Representatives from around the globe and all
stages of the food chain have been involved in
the development of these documents.
wide consultation has produced a robust and
challenging but nonetheless achievable protocol
which farmers around the world can use to
demonstrate compliance with Good Agricultural
4. to reassure consumers
pesticide concerns and the rapid
introduction of GM foods; consumers
throughout the world are asking how
food is produced and they need re-
assuring that it is both safe and
5. People Planet Profit
• (Food safety) • (Welfares of
6. EUREPGAP members include
retailers, producers/farmers and associate
members from the input and service side of
Governance is by sector specific EUREPGAP
Steering Committees which are chaired by an
standard and the certification system is approved
by the Technical and Standards Committees
working in each product sector.
These committees have 50% retailer and 50%
producer representation creating an effective
and efficient partnership in the supply chain.
7. • Up to date record to show all activities comply with GAP
Traceabilty • records must be kept for a minimum of two years, unless legally
& required for a longer period.
• Specified requirement as agreed between growers and
customers with respect to quality standards
Varieties • Purchased nursery stock must be accompanied by officially
& recognised plant health certification,
• recording system must be established for each field
• a risk assessment must be undertaken, taking into account the
Site History prior use of the land and all potential impacts of the production
on adjacent crops and other areas.
8. • Soil mapping,cultivation,
Soil • For inert substrates(substrate recycling programs);substrates
&Substrate that are not inert, documents must demonstrate its suitability.
• Nutrient requirement,Records of Application
Fertilizer • Storage
• most efficient and commercially practical water delivery system
should be used to ensure the best utilization of water resources.
Irrigation • Quality of Irrigation Water
9. • Non chemical pest treatments are preferred over chemical treatments
• minimal effect on populations of beneficial organisms, aquatic life, workers and
Crop consumers and are not detrimental to the ozone layer should be used wherever
• hygiene regulations for personnel to prevent physical, microbiological and
chemical contamination of produce.
Harvesting • HACCP
• Use of post-harvest treatments should be minimized
• Growers must only use chemicals that are officially registered in the country of use
Post Harvest • sources of water for post-harvest washing should be analyzed by a laboratory
10. • All possible sources of pollution should be identified (e.g. chemicals, oil, fuel, noise
light, debris, pack-house effluent, etc.)
• Having identified waste and pollutants, a plan should be developed and implemented, to
Waste & pollution avoid or reduce wastage and pollution, and whenever possible, avoid the use of land-fill
mgmt or burning, by recycling the waste.
• Formal training ,First Aid boxes ,annual health checks
• must comply with local and national regulations with regard to wages, workers
age, working hours, working conditions, job security, unions, pensions and all other legal
health,safety,welfare and health requirements.
• enhancement of environmental biodiversity on the farm through a Conservation
management plan. This could be a regional activity rather than an individual one.
11. Producers have harmonized rules with less double controls.
Producers receive and maintain access to global food chains
by complying with EureGAP.
Producers can demonstrate their achievement in a
transparent way to customers and the public.
Producers can actively be involved in moving the standard
forward, merging practicability and market requirements.
Retailers can demonstrate towards consumers and public
sector their involvement and achievements in meeting their
demands ref. the aspects covered, i.e. food
safety, environment, worker health and safety and animal
All partners of the food chain can reduce costs and increase
efficiencies by applying a single standard rather than
develop and implement individual solutions.