The Project is financed by European Union and Republic of Turkey


Good Agricultural Practice

The random use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides plays a big role in how industrial farming has negative impacts on the environment. The high input levels increases costs and decreases profit levels. GAPs decrease the marginal cost of unnecessary chemical fertilizers and pesticides, while also lessening the impact on the environment by agriculture. With this, there is a higher production of safer products for human health. As all production processes are being inspected, relevant knowledge is enhanced in the industry.



Fertilizers and pesticides

There is no regulation for controlling chemical inputs

Artificial inputs and chemicals can be used if planned and under control

Soil analysis and protection

Soil analysis is not mandatory; there are no regulations for soil protection.. 

Soil analysis is mandatory. Controlled use of pesticides and fertilizers, as well as plant medications are  practiced.

Protecting water resources

There are no regulations for the protection of water resources.

The recording of inputs in planned production is expected to reduce risks. 

Biodiversity protection

There is no regulation over the protection of biodiversity..

Biodiversity protection There is no regulation over the protection of biodiversity. By decreasing the usage of chemical inputs, the methods combat against the harmful effects on biodiversity.

Adaptation for and combatting Climate change

The existing system exacerbates climate change.

The controlled use of chemicals decreases greenhouse emissions and helps in the combat against climate change.

Food security and safety

Intense usage of chemical inputs puts food security and safety under danger.

Food security is one the reasons that GAP was conceived.

Consumers’ health

No specific regulation.

The absence of chemical residuals is of priority.

Protecting farmers and neighboring populations

No specific regulation

Regulations exist

Animal welfare

No specific regulation

Regulations exist


No specific regulation


No specific regulation