This Code of Good Agricultural Practices for Corn herein referred to as GAP Corn is a set of consolidated safety and quality standards formulated by the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the production, harvesting and on-farm post harvest handling and storage of corn. The development of this standard is primarily aimed at providing safe and high quality corn to consumers and feed millers/processors. The focus is to reduce the risk of pesticide and aflatoxin contamination. Additional benefits of the code are workers health, safety and welfare and environmental sustainability.
The Philippine National Standard (PNS) GAP Corn was prepared by the Technical Working Group on Corn Quality Management (TWG-CQM) chaired by the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS) created per Special Order No. 111 dated 30 January 2007. In close coordination with the TWG-CQM members, series of technical reviews and public consultations were conducted to gather inputs from different corn stakeholders on the draft standard for GAP Corn.