Malaysian Good Agriculture Practice (MyGAP) is rebranding to Good Agriculture Practice Scheme of Malaysia (SALM - Skim Amalan Ladang Baik Malaysia) for the crop sector, Malaysian Aquaculture Farm Certification Scheme (SPALM - Skim Pensijilan Ladang Akuakultur Malaysia) for the aquaculture sector and Farm Practice Scheme (SALT - Skim Amalan Ladang Ternakan) for the livestock sector.
Good Agriculture Practice (GAP) or Good Agricultural Practices are agricultural practices that emphasize the environmental, economic and social activities to ensure product safety and quality issued. Thus, users will be more confident to enjoy the safe and quality products. For producers, the practice is able to convince buyers and consumers of farm produce safety. Other than that, marketing efforts will be better players either within or outside the country without any restrictions.
Evaluation MyGAP certification is based on standards compliance Malaysian Standard (MS), MS 1784 : 2005 Crop Commodities - Good Agricultural Practice (plant) , MS 1998: 2007 Good Aquaculture Practice (GAqP) - Aquaculture Farm - General Guidelines and MS 2467 : 2012 - Code of Practice for Seaweed Cultivation (aquaculture) and MS 2027 : 2006 Good Animal Husbandry Practices (livestock).
This is an initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry by combining three existing schemes into one to facilitate those who are engaged in agriculture to understand the real purpose of the contents of agricultural practices. Apart from that, it is a pre-requisite after it carried out in stages to ensure that agricultural production is at its best, especially in terms of quality and safety.
The re-branding was launched on 28 August 2013 and officiated by the Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, Dato 'Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. These guidelines are a medium of two-way communication between the ministries and departments of the targeted groups.
from Berita Harian.
Article from Utusan Malaysia.