GLOBALG.A.P. community members

We thank our

Community Members

for your efforts in advancing responsible farming practices throughout the world.

The GLOBALG.A.P. brand is supported by a network of global partnerships. Our Community Members are pivotal in helping us to connect producers and suppliers, improve GLOBALG.A.P. standards, carry out benchmarking, and promote food safety, sustainability, worker safety, animal welfare, and environmental protection around the world.

Share of members per region in 2021
Evolution of member numbers
Community Members by type in 2021
Community Members from producer/supplier sector in 2021
New community members 2021

Thanks to all of our committed community members

Certification bodies

GLOBALG.A.P. relies on independent third-party CBs to issue certificates. Only GLOBALG.A.P. approved CBs may conduct GLOBALG.A.P. audits on farms, issue GLOBALG.A.P. certificates to producers, and update the GLOBALG.A.P. database.

We would like to thank these CBs for being a valuable part of the GLOBALG.A.P. system. We recognize their continued efforts to improve performance and enable good agricultural practices to spread around the world!

approved CBs
compared to 2020
+ 0
countries with CB headquarters

The role of the Certification Body Committee

The Certification Body Committee is made up of experts representing certification bodies which are GLOBALG.A.P. associate members and ISO Guide 17065 accredited to at least one GLOBALG.A.P. scope. The committee discusses implementation issues, provides feedback, and represents certification body activities within the GLOBALG.A.P. system.

Governance and network updates

GLOBALG.A.P. Advisory Board

FoodPLUS GmbH is governed by an Advisory Board of elected representatives from producer and retailer industries, headed by a chairperson. There are an equal number of retail and supplier representatives, reflecting the supply chain partnership. Within the supplier seats, one seat is reserved for each of the three GLOBALG.A.P. scopes (crops, livestock, and aquaculture).

The Advisory Board members give input to the strategy and annual action plan, appoint technical committee members, adopt the GLOBALG.A.P. family of standards and rules, and promote and support GLOBALG.A.P. world-wide.

News 2021:

Voting closed for the 2021 election on 17 June. The following seats were up for election:

  • 3 of 5 supplier seats for crops (of which minimum one is reserved for Europe)
  • The supplier seat for livestock (1 of 1)
  • The supplier seat for aquaculture (1 of 1)
  • 2 of 5 retailer seats

The first meeting between the formerly elected (in 2019) and the newly elected Advisory Board members took place on 8 and 9 November 2021.


Technical committees consist of voluntary GLOBALG.A.P. producer/trader and retailer/food service members. Their main focus is to participate in the revision and maintenance of existing standards. Technical committees are set up for fixed terms – typically three years – and members can serve a maximum of three terms.

2021 news:

Six technical committees are in place from 2020 to 2023. These committees are Fruit & Vegetables, Aquaculture, Livestock, GRASP, Systems & Rules, and Chain of Custody.


Focus groups are set up on an ad-hoc basis to work on specific topics as approved by the GLOBALG.A.P. Advisory Board. Focus groups have no fixed term, since the duration is determined by the nature of the topic. Anyone is welcome to join: Participation is not restricted to GLOBALG.A.P. Community members.

Focus groups in 2021:


NTWGs are set up by GLOBALG.A.P. Community Members in countries around the world to help with the implementation of GLOBALG.A.P. standards on a local scale.
NTWGs identify implementation challenges specific to the country and develop guidelines, known as National Interpretation Guidelines (NIGs), to help overcome these challenges. These guidelines provide guidance to CBs and producers on how best to implement GLOBALG.A.P. control points and compliance criteria at a national level. NTWGs are made up of qualified experts and stakeholders from the country in question.

NTWGs in 2021

2021 news:

New NTWG in Tanzania
Established in October 2021 as part of a capacity-building project

  • Scope: Fruit and vegetables
  • Chairperson: Isaac Paul Ndamanhyilu
  • Host Company: Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA)

New NIGs published in 2021:


  • South Africa (May 2021) – v5.2/v5.3-GFS
  • Costa Rica (July 2021) – v5.2
  • Japan (Sept. 2021) – v5.2
  • GRASP NIGs are listed separately under the GRASP product report
NIGs in 2021
Map of NTWGs by region

Hover over the dots to see the number of NTWGs.

Share of NTWGs by region

Country partner program

GLOBALG.A.P. is all about collaboration. Country partners share our commitment to promoting responsible farming practices all over the globe and help us further expand our network and impact by organizing capacity-building events and offering local GLOBALG.A.P. expertise.

National or regional producer associations or government organizations may join the country partner program to enjoy a range of benefits.

Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre

Livestock, Fruit & Vegetables, Crops
Country: Latvia

Junta Agroempresarial Dominicana, inc.

Fruit & Vegetables
Country: Dominican Republic


Fruit & Vegetables, Flowers & Ornamentals, Plant Propagation Material, Combinable Crops
Country: Romania (active in Moldova, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Macedonia, Croatia)

Corporación Colombia Internacional (CCI)

Fruit & Vegetables
Country: Colombia

Indian Council of Food and Agriculture

Crops, Aquaculture, Livestock
Country: India

Social media

Social media followers 2021 (as of 31 December 2021)


Media partners 2021