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GLOBALG.A.P. community members

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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 2022
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Community Members by type in 2022
Community Members from producer/supplier sector in 2022
New community members 2022

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!

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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.

2022 news:

Two seats were replaced in 2022 until the new board election could take place in 2023. Karen Morrish replaced Gary Jones of New Zealand Apples and Pears, and Norihiro Domoto replaced Yukiyo Komatsu of Aeon Co., Ltd. Thank you to our departing board members for their participation!

Please note that a board election took place in 2023, before the publication of this report. For a list of current members, please see here.

TECHNICAL COMMITTEES

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.

2022 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

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 2022:

Please note that as of May 2023, the ESPC Focus Group was dissolved. We now have a new working group for the topic of environmental sustainability – Learn more here.

NATIONAL TECHNICAL WORKING GROUPS

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.

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NIGs in 2022

New NIGs published in 2022:

IFA:

  • IFA: Turkey (April 2022) – v5.2
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.

GLOBALG.A.P. country partners 2022
Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre

Livestock, Fruit & Vegetables, Crops
Country: Latvia

Junta Agroempresarial Dominicana, inc.

Fruit & Vegetables
Country: Dominican Republic

Fruleg.ro

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

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