National benchmarking against GLOBALGAP : Case studies of Good Agricultural Practices in Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico and Chile

O.M.C. van der Valk, J.G. van der Roest

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    Abstract

    This desk study examines the experiences and lessons learned from four case studies of countries aiming at the GLOBALGAP benchmarking procedure for national Good Agricultural Practices, namely Chile, Kenya, Malaysia, and Mexico. Aspects that determine the origin and character of the benchmarking process are the current and future export markets of each country; the ownership of the National GAP Schemes, that is, government or private sector. Government led GAP initiatives are part of strategic sector wide policies that includes legislation. Private sector.led food quality systems tend to be more directed at compliance with international standards. In all the country cases certification is voluntary, but third.party certification tends enhance international credibility
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationThe Hague
    PublisherLEI Wageningen UR
    Number of pages67
    ISBN (Print)9789086153107
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Publication series

    NameReport / LEI : Research area 1, International policy
    PublisherLEI Wageningen UR

    Keywords

    • food quality
    • quality controls
    • markets
    • sustainability
    • agriculture and environment
    • sustainable agriculture

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    van der Valk, O. M. C., & van der Roest, J. G. (2009). National benchmarking against GLOBALGAP : Case studies of Good Agricultural Practices in Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico and Chile. (Report / LEI : Research area 1, International policy). The Hague: LEI Wageningen UR.