Good Agricultural Practices / Good Field Collection Practices
Food Cert India is the first Certification Body to receive recognition from Quality
Council of India for inspection and certification for Good Agricultural Practices
(GAP) & Good Field Collection Practices (GFCP).
National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), Dept. of Ayush, Ministry of Health, Govt.
of India in collaboration with Quality Council of India launched Certification Scheme
for Good Agricultural Practices and Good Field Collection Practices for Medicinal
Plants for the first time in India and released the scheme in March 2011 for certification
for GAP / GFCP.
The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), Department of AYUSH has prepared India
specific guidelines on Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs) on the pattern of Good
Agriculture and Field Collection Practices (GACPs) developed by the World Health
Organization (WHO) for medicinal plants.
The major challenges being faced by Ayush Products Manufacturers is to produce safe
and Quality Ayush Products. This inter-alias is dependent on the quality of the
raw material used in the manufacture of the finished product. It is for this reason
that development of GAP & Good Field Collection Practices for medicinal plants will
go a long way in improving the quality of the final products.
In the preparation of this standard assistance has been taken from Good Agriculture
and Field Collection Practices (GAFCPs) developed by the World Health Organization
(WHO) in 2003 and Good Agricultural Practices enunciated by the GLOBALGAP Secretariat
which is being implemented in over 100 countries.
Certification criteria for Medicinal plant Scheme visit www.qcin.org
It is now time for the growers/collectors/Traders to start implementing the standards
already released as above.