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OCTOBER 2015 EDITION

Dear Colleague,

Greetings from Madrid!

Please stop by and visit our booth at the FRUIT ATTRACTION tradeshow in Madrid, where we’re also holding our fall BOARD meeting to discuss and adopt our 2016 Marketing Plan.

If you’re interested in playing an active role in shaping our future over the next four years, you now have the opportunity to take part in the GLOBALG.A.P. standard development process in one of our various GLOBALG.A.P. Committees set up to facilitate participation and involvement. The public call for participation in the Technical Committees for the next term starting in 2016 is now open until 6 November 2015. The elections will take place from 16 November to 4 December 2015.

We are excited that the North America & UK retailer Whole Foods Market has joined us as a GLOBALG.A.P. member, strengthening our focus towards greater sustainability.

At the Anuga trade fair in Cologne, we launched a new product – the GLOBALG.A.P. Crops for Processing (CfP) Standard, designed for producers growing plants and crops used for further processing, such as cooking, freezing, and juicing, as well as for feed, and coffee for roasting. Our partner is the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform. The new CfP Standard is a combination of the GLOBALG.A.P. Fruit and Vegetables Standard with the SAI Platform Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA).

In food safety, we became the first and only standard/scheme for aquaculture to achieve GFSI recognition and we were invited to speak at a UN General Assembly event on how to implement the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030. See the video and my speech in the last 10 minutes here.

Here’s a list of other developments in our global community:
And here’s a list of upcoming IFA V5 Capacity Building and Farm Assurer Workshops:

Best regards,
Kristian Moeller
CEO, GLOBALG.A.P.



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USA: Whole Foods Market Joins GLOBALG.A.P. as a Retail Member
GLOBALG.A.P. Membership News

Whole Foods Market, the leading progressive grocery chain in North America, became a GLOBALG.A.P. retail member in August.

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Crops for Processing

A Partnership for Greater Sustainability: Introducing a New Certification Standard for Crops Used for Processing
GLOBALG.A.P. Certification News

GLOBALG.A.P. is expanding its scope of certification to the field of crops for processing. In future, the new GLOBALG.A.P. Crops for Processing Standard (CfP) will make it possible to produce juice, preserves, and other processed foods from uniformly monitored and sustainably cultivated raw materials.

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Peru: Grape Growers Seek to Improve Competitiveness with GLOBALG.A.P. Training
GLOBALG.A.P. Academy News

More than 120 table grape growers from the district of Cascas in La Libertad, Peru, took part in a GLOBALG.A.P. training designed to help them understand the fundamental aspects of Good Agricultural Practices and achieve GLOBALG.A.P. Certification.

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GRASP Revision Brings Major Improvements
GLOBALG.A.P. GRASP News

With more than 11,000 producers having pledged their commitment to social responsibility through GRASP–the GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice, the voluntary add-on module has become an important tool for demonstrating social compliance. The latest revision brings several changes and improvements.

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Turkey: GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certified Kilic Holding Leads Seafood Exports in Europe
GLOBALG.A.P. Aqua News

The biggest producer of sea bream and sea bass, Kılıç Seafood Co., which is part of Kılıç Holding, is Turkey’s leading aquaculture company and one the largest in Europe. With a 40,000-ton aquaculture capacity, the highest in Europe, the company has GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certifications covering 30 cage facilities, six hatcheries, two packaging and processing facilities, and one fish feed factory.

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GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2015 Report: Successful Stop in Japan
GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2015 News

TOUR Stop Japan: GLOBALG.A.P. a Key Tool in National Strategy to Boost Japanese Exports  – Read more…


Upcoming TOUR 2015 Stops:
For further information on all GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2015 Stops click here!



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GLOBALG.A.P. 2015: Upcoming Events

26 - 28 October - GLOBALG.A.P. Public Capacity Building & Farm Assurer Workshop - Crops (F&V) - V5, Colombia
28 - 30 October - Fruit Attraction, Spain

02 - 03 November - In-house Trainer Training Crops V5 - English, Australia

03 November - TOUR 2015 The Netherlands - organized by the dutch NTWG, The Netherlands
04 November - Scheme Manager Update Training incl. CoC V5 - English, Australia
04 - 06 November -
GLOBALG.A.P. Public Capacity Building & Farm Assurer Workshop - Crops (F&V) - V5, Costa Rica
04 - 06 November - China Seafood & Fisheries Expo
05 November -
Scheme Manager Update Training incl. CoC V5 - Spanish, Madrid
05 November - QMS Auditor Training - English, Australia
06 November - GRASP In-house Trainer Training, Australia
16 November -
TOUR 2015 - organized by the NTWG Ghana, Ghana
23 - 24 November -
In-house Trainer Training Crops V5 - English, Greece

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