INTEGRATED FARM ASSURANCE

Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) is GLOBALG.A.P.’s flagship standard.
Applicable to agriculture, floriculture, livestock, and aquaculture in 2021, it was developed in collaboration with stakeholders from across the global supply chain
and takes a holistic approach to responsible farming through the key topics of food safety, environmental sustainability, animal welfare, workers’ well-being, production processes, and traceability.
IFA is tried, tested, and trusted by over 200,000 producers in more than 130 countries worldwide.

GLOBALG.A.P.’s most widely used standard is the Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard, which was available in three versions in 2021 (v5.2, v5.3-GFS, and v5.4-1-GFS).

Share of producers under IFA certification per region in 2021 (all scopes)

Hover over the dots to see the share per continent.

*Latin America – Mexico, Central & South America, and the Caribbean

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Total number of producers under IFA certification per option

2020

2021

Note: Producers can have certified products for more than one Option (e.g. Option 1 and Option 2). The total is therefore slightly higher than in the overview by region.

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IFA for Crops

The biggest sector under IFA certification is crop production. The crops scope encompasses six sub-scopes: fruit and vegetables, flowers and ornamentals, hops, plant propagation material, combinable crops, and tea.

Covered crops
Noncovered crops

Fruit and vegetables

0
producers under certification
0
countries
140000
hectares of covered crops
4000000
hectares of noncovered crops
+ 0 %
since Dec. 2020
- 0
since Dec. 2020
+ 0 %
since Dec. 2020
+ 0 %
since Dec. 2020
Countries with productive area certified to IFA for fruit and vegetables

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Productive area certified to IFA for fruit and vegetables by region
Africa
Asia and Oceania
Europe

2020

18,171
476,162

2021

18,821
494,960

2020

5,893
326,402

2021

9,689
431,793

2020

109,803
1,512,578

2021

113,410
1,650,115

Latin America*
North America

2020

13,743
936,753

2021

12,276
1,019,916

2020

49
442,647

2021

19
449,701

Covered crops
Non-covered crops

*Latin America = Mexico, Central & South America, and the Carribean

IFA for fruit and vegetables: percentage of producers under certification worldwide by size class (hectares)

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Noncovered crops
Covered crops
Certification according to size class and region (IFA for fruit and vegetables)

Highlighted figures show highest percentage per size class.

Noncovered crops
*Latin America = México, Central and South America and the Caribbean
Covered crops
*Latin America = México, Central and South America and the Caribbean

Floriculture

Flowers and ornamentals

0
producers under certification
0
countries
0
hectares of covered crops
0
hectares of noncovered crops
+ 0
since Dec. 2020
+ 0
since Dec. 2020
+ 0 %
since Dec. 2020
+ 0 %
since Dec. 2020
Countries with floriculture production certified to IFA for flowers and ornamentals

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Total hectares certified to IFA for flowers and ornamentals

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Further sub-scopes for IFA crops

Hops

43 producers under certification
+8 producers since Dec. 2020
16,568 hectares (+27.8% since Dec 2020)
3 countries

Tea

30 producers under certification
+18 since Dec. 2020
1,308 hectares (+887% since Dec 2020)
4 countries

Plant propagation material

488 producers under certification
+69 since Dec. 2020
14,347 hectares (+25% since dec 2020)
40 countries

Combinable crops

1,054 producers under certification
-135 since Dec. 2020
214,401 hectares (-3.7% since Dec 2020)
27 countries

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AQUACULTURE

0
producers under certification
+ 0
since Dec. 2020
0
countries
- 0
since Dec. 2020
0
tons of farmed fish produced
+ 0 %
since Dec. 2020
0
species
+ 0
since Dec. 2020
Countries with producers certified to IFA for aquaculture

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Metric tons of aquaculture produced in IFA-certified production processes

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LIVESTOCK

0
producers under certification*
0
countries
+ 0
since Dec. 2020

* including IFA and BMS IKB Nederland/IKB Varken Shouders

1800000
metric tons of livestock
+ %
since Dec. 2020
Countries with producers certified to IFA livestock

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340k+ metric tons of pig

879k+ metric tons of dairy

54k+ metric tons of cattle and sheep

477k+ metric tons of poultry

3.4k+ metric tons of calf and young beef

Note: Metric tons are based on GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers only (IKB Nederland & IKB Varken Shouders are excluded).

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