Kenya-GAP, the Kenya Good Agricultural Practice scheme, is now officially recognized as equivalent to the GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Standard Version 4 for both Fruit & Vegetables and Flowers & Ornamentals under the category Approved Modified Checklist.

Kenya-GAP was the first quality assurance scheme to be benchmarked against  GLOBALG.A.P. in Africa, and has demonstrated how it is possible to incorporate smallholder needs into GLOBALG.A.P. developed by the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK) and launched in 1996, Kenya-GAP came as a response to demands for practical orientation to the farming conditions and practical realties in terms of practices, process and techniques that uniquely characterize community farming in most parts of the country and the region. As a result, the scheme strongly incorporates small-scale farming methods and concerns.

Kenya-GAP is used by the FPEAK’s members to promote and ensure the implementation of socially and environmentally sound production and marketing practices of their fresh produce. The scheme covers the entire spectrum of production, food handling, transportation, packaging and waste management and meets standards of environmental management, product food safety, quality, traceability and occupational health & safety of workers.

Learn more about FPEAK and Kenya-GAP here.

Click here to learn more about GLOBALG.A.P. Benchmarking.