GLOBALG.A.P. ANNUAL REPORT 2020

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CAPACITY BUILDING

Spreading knowledge of good agricultural practices and facilitating their implementation on the ground

The GLOBALG.A.P. Academy and our capacity building projects with local partners are vital to our mission of achieving safe, sustainable agriculture worldwide. We channel information and knowledge through our trainers, experts, and large network of independent consultants (GLOBALG.A.P. licensed Farm Assurers) to reach producers. Producers are then in a better position to make informed commercial decisions and receive professional guidance on their way towards certification and new market opportunities.

The GLOBALG.A.P. Academy

The GLOBALG.A.P. Academy offers workshops and training programs to transfer our extensive certification experience, knowledge, and expertise to those who need it. Targeted, up-to-date trainings are offered in various locations around the world. Due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, most trainings were held online.

The following academy workshops took place in 2020

59
workshops
+
compared to 2019
70
online
0
face-to-face
870
participants
+
compared to 2019

FARM ASSURER WORKSHOPS

For consultants and Farm Assurer applicants interested in offering services related to the GLOBALG.A.P. standard. The Farm Assurer workshops focus on the GLOBALG.A.P. IFA standard.

PRODUCER WORKSHOPS

For those interested in learning about the Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) control points and compliance criteria. Ideal for producers and producer groups seeking certification or those wishing to update their IFA compliance information.

GROUP CERTIFICATION WORKSHOPS

For those interested in understanding how the GLOBALG.A.P. group and multisite certification system work.

ADD-ON WORKSHOPS

For those seeking training on specific GLOBALG.A.P. add-ons, such as SPRING, TR4, GRASP, or FSMA. Participants receive detailed information on these tailored solutions.

SUSTAINABLE RICE PLATFORM (SRP) TRAINING

GLOBALG.A.P. Academy is one of only two authorized SRP training providers worldwide and can offer the full range of SRP training solutions for producers and auditors.

PRODUCE SAFETY ALLIANCE GROWER TRAINING

For fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, good agricultural practices, and co-management of natural resources and food safety practices.

  • Public workshops: Organized in cooperation with a local partner or directly by GLOBALG.A.P., open to the general public.
  • Private workshops: Customized solutions for your organization’s specific training needs.

Workshops by Language

Workshops by Type

Workshops were held in eight different languages in 2020.

*Trainings were held on the following add-ons: GRASP, TR4. SPRING, and FSMA.

Capacity Building Projects

There were four capacity building projects underway in 2020. Click on a project to learn more.

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CERTIFICATION BODIES

GLOBALG.A.P. relies on independent third-party certification bodies to issue certificates. Only GLOBALG.A.P. approved certification bodies 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 certification bodies 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!

163
approved CBs
+
compared to 2019
countries with local offices
39
countries with CB headquarters

Countries with Local Offices of GLOBALG.A.P. Approved Certification Bodies around the World

COUNTRY PARTNER PROGRAM

GLOBALG.A.P. is all about collaboration. Our partners share our commitment to the GLOBALG.A.P. principles of transparency, sustainability, and promoting good agricultural practices all over the globe.

GLOBALG.A.P. Country Partners 2020

In India


Contact: Shilpa Tyagi
Scope: Crops, Aquaculture, Livestock
Learn more

In Columbia


Contact: Adriana Senior Mojica
Scope: Fruit & Vegetables
Learn more

In Latvia


Contact: Liene Feldmane
Scope: Livestock, Fruit & Vegetables, Crops
Learn more

In the Dom. Republic

Contact: Gloria Roman
Scope: Fruit & Vegetables
Learn more

In Romania


Contact: Irina Florea
Scope: Fruit & Vegetables, Flowers and Ornamentals, PPM, Combinable Crops
Learn more

GLOBALG.A.P. DIGITAL

19103
page visits

The GLOBALG.A.P. Database is a key tool of the Integrity Program. It contains all the producers with a GLOBALG.A.P. certificate worldwide and their unique 13-digit identity number (GGN). Anyone can search the Database for a GGN and find all the relevant product and certification information for that producer. The Database enables instant and complete accessibility of registration and status data for every producer and product, thus ensuring traceability and transparency.

85000
page visits

GOBALG.A.P. Document Center

In the GLOBALG.A.P. Document Center you can find checklists, National Interpretation Guidelines, Benchmarking documents, feedback forms, fee tables, brochures and more. It is the go-to place for GLOBALG.A.P. resources.
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languages

Social Media Followers 2020

29 k
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Media Partners 2020

FARM ASSURERS

Farm Assurers are independent, GLOBALG.A.P. trained and approved consultants who provide expertise to producers. With first-hand knowledge about the GLOBALG.A.P. system and the latest industry developments, they make the standard easier to understand and help simplify audit preparations.

licensed Farm Assurers
licensed companies
countries

Number of Farm Assurers per Region in 2020

New Farm Assurers in 2020

Farm Assurer Name Country Website (if available)
Kenneth Nii Addy Ghana
Lina Zuzeth Llorente Vergara Colombia
Diocleciano Gayubo Rodriguez Spain
Gabriel Jaime Restrepo Posso Colombia www.mascontrolconsultores
Yun-Soo Kim South Korea www.kgc.co
Maria João Palmeiro da Silva Portugal www.probifarmer.pt
Mauricio Fernández Calvo Costa Rica
Mikyas Bekele Woldeyes Ethiopia www.ehpea
João Carlos Figueira Amaral Rodrigues Portugal www.probifarmer.pt
Jonathan Schweikle Germany www.bratzler.com
Mmamotena Christine Rammutla South Africa
Adolfo Infante Saavedra Peru
Diana Marcela Gaglietti Argentina
Olga Cecilia Moncada Rojas Colombia www.cci.org.co
Chidochashe Chitambira South Africa
Sara Llopart Spain www.compensa.net
Josh Hardin United States of America
Luwis Mutendi United Kingdom
Olga Maria Pérez Jiménez Dominican Republic www.geaconsultingdr.com
Diego Molina Montenegro Colombia www.mascontrolconsultores.co
Eduardo Aguilera Ecuador
Amal Isamukhamedov Uzbekistan
Sofía Vega Alonso Spain www.proyectaingenio.com
Yu-Sian Lin Taiwan
Paula Somlay Argentina
Ulugbek Mamaev Uzbekistan www.grc.uz
Kadid Ahmed Algeria
Morris Gitahi Kenya www.optimalqualitylinks.com
Budin Mariana Carla Argentina
Moruf Popoola Nigeria
Américo Carlos Castillo Ramírez Mexico www.ocaglobal.com
Dayo Olunowo Nigeria www.agricapital.ng
Oluseyi Akinwale Nigeria www.agricapital.ng
Carlos andrés Peréz Caceres Colombia
Bayana Oluma Gamada Ethiopia www.bengala.com.co
Hirofumi Imataki Japan www.ggap.jp
Justin Bend South Africa www.siyazisiza.org.za
Christian Brendon Nithianandham South Africa www.siyazisiza.org.za
Thant Zaw Soe Myanmar
Nokulunga Gasa South Africa www.siyazisiza.org.za
Mfundo Mahlase South Africa www.siyazisiza.org.za
Travis Bailey South Africa www.siyazisiza.org.za
Mandla Nkoana South Africa www.siyazisiza.org.za
Vuyisile Dlamini South Africa www.siyazisiza.org.za
Bhekimpumelelo Mdakane South Africa www.siyazisiza.org.za

Silver Seal Farm Assurers in 2020 (5+ years of service)

Those who achieved silver seal status for the first time in 2020 are highlighted in yellow.

Farm Assurer Name Country Website (if available)
Fazal Hamid United Arab Emirates www.adafsa.gov.ae
Qamar Zia United Arab Emirates www.adafsa.gov.ae
Stephan Imbery Austria www.agrochron.at
Carlos Palacios Guatemala www.agrequima.com.gt
Hector Carrillo Guatemala www.agrequima.com.gt
Josue Teo Guatemala www.agrequima.com.gt
Marwin Garzona Guatemala www.agrequima.com.gt
Patricia Obichukwu Nigeria www.bestproduceuk.com
Manal Saleh Egypt www.bluemoon-eg.com
Kliment Petrov Bulgaria www.bggap.eu
Jenna Wijngaarde Suriname www.capricornsuriname.com
Gaowen Liu China www.ansense.com
Jell (Guancheng) Shu China www.ansense.com
Aaron Avila United States of America www.gslong.com
Keith Heinrichs United States of America www.guardianharvest.com
Indiana Mendilaharzu Argentina
Per-Otto Hjertenes Norway
Carolina De Lasa Andres Canada www.mccain.com
Yves Leclerc Canada www.mccain.com
Seda Kizilok Turkey
Juli Ogden United States of America www.thefarmplan.org
Maria Niculiu Romania www.bayercropscience.ro
Avimael Campos Mexico
Isidor ByeongDeok Yu South Korea www.isidor.kr
Iain Bennett-Hobbs Portugal www.syngenta.com
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GLOBALG.A.P. BENCHMARKING

GLOBALG.A.P. recognizes other standards as equivalent. This form of benchmarking avoids the need for duplicate audits and simplifies certification for producers. In turn, this reduces costs, administration, time, and effort for producers, suppliers, and retailers – contributing to higher engagement in safe and sustainable agriculture,

GLOBALG.A.P. offers two levels of benchmarking recognition – equivalent schemes/checklists (full conformance) and resembling schemes (incomplete but substantial conformance). By gaining GLOBALG.A.P. approval, benchmarked schemes and checklists also enjoy international recognition – a valuable advantage in the highly competitive global market.

Benchmarked Schemes in 2020

Benchmarked Schemes and Approved Modified Checklists Equivalent to IFA V5

Scheme Name Scheme Owner Country Sub-Scope(s) Category Version
AMAG.A.P. Agrarmarkt Austria Marketing GesmbH Austria FV Scheme GLOBALG.A.P. IFA version 5.2 - AMAG.A.P. version 2017
ChileG.A.P. Asociación de Exportadores de Frutas de Chile, A.G. (ASOEX) Chile FV Checklist GLOBALG.A.P. IFA version 5.2 - ChileG.A.P. version 5.2
EHPEA Code of Practice for Sustainable Flower Production (Silver Level) Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) Ethiopia FO, PPM Scheme GLOBALG.A.P. IFA version 5.2 - EHPEA version 5.1
IKB Varken Varkenshouders Kiwa VERIN B.V. Netherlands Pigs Scheme GLOBALG.A.P. IFA version 5.2 - IKB version 22
KFC Flowers and Ornamentals Sustainability Standard Kenya Flower Council Kenya FO Scheme GLOBALG.A.P. IFA version 5.2 - KFC version June 2019
MPS-GAP MPS Milieu Programma Sierteelt Netherlands FO, PPM Scheme GLOBALG.A.P. IFA version 5.1 & 5.2 - MPS-GAP version 11 & version 11.1
naturane ANECOOP S. COOP. Spain FV Checklist GLOBALG.A.P. IFA version 5.2 - naturane version 5.2
New Zealand GAP Horticulture New Zealand Inc. New Zealand FV Scheme GLOBALG.A.P. IFA version 5.2 - New Zealand GAP version 6.2 October 2019
QS-GAP QS Qualität und Sicherheit GmbH Germany FV Scheme GLOBALG.A.P. IFA 5.2 - QS-GAP version 4.0 & 2021
SwissGAP Hortikultur Verein SwissGAP Switzerland FO Scheme GLOBALG.A.P. IFA version 5.2 - SwissGAP Hortikultur Version2017-V2
Freshcare PLUS Freshcare Ltd Australia FV Checklist GLOBALG.A.P. IFA version 5.2 - FreshCare PLUS (IFA) - Edition 1

Benchmarked Schemes Resembling IFA V5

Scheme Name Scheme Owner Country Sub-Scope(s) Category Version
BOPP Grower Standard British Ornamental Plant Producers (BOPP) Certification Scheme United Kingdom FO Scheme* GLOBALG.A.P. IFA version 5.2 - BOPP version 4
Florverde Sustainable Flowers (FSF) Asocolflores Colombia FO Scheme GLOBALG.A.P. IFA version 5.2 - FSF version 7.1
IKB Nederland Varkens De Groene Belangenbehartiger (DGB) subsidiary Varkenspost.nl Netherlands Pigs Scheme* GLOBALG.A.P. IFA version 5.2 - IKB Nederland Varkens version 11.0
Red Tractor Assurance for Farms Fresh Produce Scheme Assured Food Standards Ltd / Red Tractor Assurance United Kingdom FV Scheme* GLOBALG.A.P. IFA version 5.2 - Red Tractor version 4.2 October 2019
SwissGAP Früchte, Gemüse und Kartoffeln (FGK) Verein SwissGAP Switzerland FV Scheme GLOBALG.A.P. IFA version 5.2 - SwissGAP FGK version 2017-V2

* Supplement to reach equivalence is available.

List of New Applicants and Reapplications for IFA V5

Scheme Name Scheme Owner Country Sub-Scope(s) Category
AGROCALIDAD BPA Agencia Ecuatoriana de Aseguramiento de la Calidad del Agro - AGROCALIDAD Ecuador FV Checklist
ChinaGAP Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA) China FV, FO, CC, Tea Scheme
EHPEA Code of Practice for Fruit, Vegetable and Herb Production (Silver Level) Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) Ethiopia FV Scheme
FlorEcuador Asociación Nacional de Productores y Exportadores de Flores del Ecuador EXPOFLORES Ecuador FO Scheme
Freshcare PLUS (PSAS) Freshcare Ltd Australia PSAS Checklist
Vegaplan Standard for primary Crop Production Vegaplan vzw Belgium GLOBALG.A.P. CfP Scheme
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INTEGRITY PROGRAM

The GLOBALG.A.P. Integrity Program activities:

Brand Integrity
Protecting the GLOBALG.A.P. brand by investigating incidents of improper logo use, fraudulent certificates, and non-authorized certification bodies.
Certification Body Training
Maintaining a high-level knowledge base by providing training and refresher courses.
Certification Body Approval
Ensuring a high standard of quality and integrity by approving each certification body that applies to certify against GLOBALG.A.P. standards.
Certification Integrity
Monitoring the performance of certification bodies through KPIs.
Customer Support
Providing complete, reliable, and accurate information.
Complaints Management
A fast and thorough response system to investigate any complaints.
Residues Monitoring System
A dedicated team of experts investigates complaints regarding maximum residue levels.
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Integrity Program 2020 in Numbers:

days of integrity assessments in 54 countries
57
certification body trainings
244
complaints processed
15524
customer service requests

The Integrity Program publishes its own activity report each year. The Integrity Report 2020 is coming soon.

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