Something that Davao City must be proud of: The Davao Agricultural Ventures Corporation (Davco) which got another certification from the high standards of the Global Good Agricultural Practices (Global GAP). Davco officials admitted that it was not easy to get such accreditation because the requirements are very stiff. But it’s worth the effort.
Davao-based agri firm gets GGAP recertification
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 March) – For the fourth consecutive year, Davao Agricultural Ventures Corporation (Davco) has been certified as compliant with the high standards of the Global Good Agricultural Practices (GGAP).
GGAP or Global GAP is a private sector group that sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe.
Davco has passed the recertification audit conducted by Latu Systemas Quality Austria (LSQA), the certifying body that sets the operational standards for agricultural practices to ensure product safety in different parts of the world.
But Elianora Lasay, Davco’s senior manager for operations, said the certification process was not easy as the company invested so much in its equipment, facilities and human resources to be able to comply with the stiff requirements.
With the recertification, Lasay added that it has contributed to the efficiency of the operations of the company.
“Although as a company, we already have our own policies in our day to day operations, GGAP has made us more efficient,” she said in an interview, adding that Davco was the first company in Asia to be accredited by GGAP.
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