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117 farms in Central Luzon certified by DA for good agri practices

Jul 22, 2021 @ 15:20
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A total of 177 farms throughout Central Luzon have received certification of “Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)” by the Department of Agriculture (DA), according to officials.

In a recent awarding of certificates, the regulatory division of the DA and the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) recognized 18 farms that passed the agency’s final inspection.

Some 44 farms in the provinces of Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga and Zambales were also placed under monitoring.

The new certificates were awarded to farmers from July 12 to 16, according to officials, as they pledged to “strengthen and make farmers and fishermen competitive and achieve food security in the country through GAP.”

The GAP “promotes the safety of farmer, good quality of the harvest and good health for consumers,” the DA said.

The certified farms plant crops, fruit and vegetables like lime, onion, mango, guava, jackfruit, cassava, papaya, corn and assorted vegetables.

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