localg.a.p. – The Stepping Stone to Safe and Sustainable Agriculture
localg.a.p. is a verified capacity-building program specifically designed by GLOBALG.A.P. for agricultural supply chains in developing economies and emerging markets. It helps producers adopt good agricultural practices which improve the efficiency of farm management, cut exposure to food safety risks, and comply with legislation on food safety. Through these steps, producers can gain increased access to local and regional markets. With this tool, buyers will be able to increase their sourcing possibilities by developing a network of reliable producers that are already linked to an internationally recognized standard – namely, GLOBALG.A.P. IFA. The localg.a.p. program offers the PRIMARY FARM ASSURANCE (PFA) STANDARD, which is a subset of the GLOBALG.A.P. IFA standard. It is the lowest/entry level of the GLOBALG.A.P. family of products and not covered under the certification scope.