Operational benefits of GAP
Traceability and integrity, from field to shipment, are mandated for agricultural products.
By introducing GAP, you can reduce risks to your agricultural products, ensure quality and safety, and improve productivity while continuously moving toward the goal of sustainable agriculture.
What is JGAP?
“JGAP” is a set of certification standards created by the Japan GAP Foundation in 2006. JGAP stands for Japan Good Agricultural Practices.
Two GAP Certification programs
Japan GAP Foundation is responsible for operational management of the following GAP Certification Standards:
JGAP includes Control Points and Compliance Criteria necessary for creating a standard GAP in Japan. JGAP is an agricultural management method monitoring both food and occupational safety and the environment through control points and compliance criteria. It is the standard GAP in Japan and has already gained the support of many stakeholders. JGAP operates with strict regard for human rights.
ASIAGAP is based on the JGAP standards and has additional requirements, such as HACCP-based risk management, prevention of food, prevention of food fraud, etc. ASIAGAP is appropriate as an international GAP standard.
Structure of JGAP/ASIAGAP certification
Features of JGAP and ASIAGAP
- Developed by a technical committee consisting of stakeholders selected to be members
- Available for all farms, whether run by individuals or commercial producers, or producing groups, like JA (Japan Agricultural Cooperatives)
- Two of the agricultural production process management procedures recommended by MAFF (The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries)
- Assure conformity to standards through third-party audits
Organization chart of the technical committee
Technical committee member list
Control Criteria of JGAP / ASIAGAP
Over 120 checkpoints evaluating control criteria, from seeding to harvesting. Cultivation records are kept to document when, where, and how products are grown.
- Checking the safety of soil, preventing soil runoff, and making soil sustainable for land use.
- Investigating water sources and the reservoirs for any harmful industrial waste.
The quality and hygiene of washing water being reused for agricultural production are also checked.
- Affirming fertilizer will not harm agricultural products by understanding raw materials, production processes, and inspection results.
- Using IPM to considering all available control technologies, including pesticides and herbicides to control pests and weeds.
Ensuring mandatory proper use of pesticides and inspecting for pesticide residues.
- Setting rules governing health conditions and clothing for workers. Also ensuring no harm was done to agricultural products from facilities, machinery, or equipment.
- Identifying and controlling the presence of radioactive substances in soil, water, fertilizer, compost, etc., used for agricultural cultivation.
Livestock and livestock products
There are 31 items and 113 control criteria regarding farm management.
- Investigating livestock feed for harmful components (mold poison, pathogenic microorganisms, etc.).
The safety of self-supplied feed is ensured by the inclusion of additional criteria regulating pesticides and fertilizers.
- Taking measures to prevent contamination from from veterinary medicines (antibacterial substances, etc.) or injection needles for safety.
Antimicrobial substances should be treated carefully.
- Working with veterinarians to control livestock health and prevent an epidemic of infectious disease.
Complying with animal health control criteria based on the Livestock Infectious Disease Prevention Law.
- Ensuring farmers meet standards for handling excrement with consideration for the surrounding environment and local residents.
Excrement should be used as compost within the community.
- Improving livestock management using checklists based on the international covenants by OIE(International Organization for Animal Health) regarding animal welfare.
- Confirming safety of livestock and livestock products against radioactive substances before shipping.
You can chose a suitable standard from the followings;
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Fruits & Vegetables (BI, D)
Grains (BII, D)
Tea (BI, D)
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The JGAP / ASIAGAP logo marks (JGAP and ASIAGAP logos and certified farm logo mark) is a trademark owned by the Japan GAP Foundation. Use of this logo mark requires the express written permission of the Japan GAP Foundation.
The JGAP / ASIAGAP logo marks indicates that an agricultural product produced by an individual or group farm conforms to prescribed standards concerning food safety, environmental conservation, and occupational safety.
The JGAP / ASIAGAP logo marks is not an agricultural product brand, but rather a seal of approval on agricultural products that meet compliance standards. It also conveys the method of business operational administrative.
|[JGAP Logo]||[ASIAGAP Logo]|
|[JGAP Certified Farm Logo Mark]||[ASIAGAP Certified Farm Logo Mark]|
|It can be used by certified farms / organizations that acquired JGAP certification.||It can be used by certified farms / organizations that acquired ASIAGAP certification.|
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(It is currently available in Japanese only)