Scope and Coverage 

This Circular establishes the rules and procedures to be observed by the Department of Agriculture in granting, maintaining, and withdrawing GAP Certificate to any of the following types of entities engaged in the production of agricultural crops: (a) individuals; (b) partnership/joint ventures; (c) cooperatives; (d) corporations; and (e) associations/organization. Demonstration farms of government, academic and research institutions are also eligible to apply for GAP certification.

Agricultural crops include cultivated plants of which products are harvested at some point in their growth stage intended for human consumption

This Circular also establishes the composition and tasks of the GAP Certification Committee, the Technical Working Group, GAP Inspectors, and Secretariat. 

Objective of Certification

Facilitate adoption of GAP aimed at ensuring food safety and assuring produce quality while keeping high regard for environmental protection and that of workers health, safety and welfare

Produce quality and safe agricultural crops for consumers; and

Facilitate access of Philippine agricultural crops to neighbouring ASEAN markets and other foreign markets. 

GAP Certification Committee

 The GAP Certification Committee (GAPCC) shall be composed of representatives from concerned agencies of the DA. There shall be designated permanent members of the GAPCC who will endorse to the Secretary all eligible applications. Other concerned agencies and commodity-based units under the DA may be called when deemed necessary.


Chairperson: Director, Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS)
Vice-chairperson: Director, Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)
Permanent Members:    Executive Director, Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA)
  Director, Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM)
  Executive Director, Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech)
  Director, Agriculture Training Institute (ATI)
Commodity-based Members: National Program Coordinator, High Value Commercial Crops (for fruits and vegetables applications)
  National Program Coordinator, Corn Program (for corn and cassava applications)
  National Program Coordinator, Rice Program ( for rice and grain applications)
  Administrator, National Food Authority (NFA) (for grain applications)
  Administrator, Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) (for coconut applications)
  Administrator, Sugar Regulatory Authority (SRA) (for sugar applications)
  Executive Director, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)
Other Members: Director, Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI)
  Director, Agriculture and Fisheries Information Service (AFIS)
  Director, Agriculture and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS)
Secretariat: Technical Staff, BAFS


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