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APRIL 2016 EDITION

Dear Colleague,

Greetings from the Seafood Expo Global exhibition in Brussels, where we will be talking about supporting businesses market their fish and seafood products from certified aquaculture not only to the industry but to consumers as well.
 
AMAG.A.P., the Austrian fruit, vegetable and potatoes standard, is the first scheme to be successfully re-benchmarked against the Integrated Farm Assurance Standard (IFA) Version 5. Austrian producers are now ready to meet the improved requirements to address microbial risks and water use. IFA V5 will become obligatory in July 2016.

To all our GLOBALG.A.P. members, be sure to take advantage of our exclusive GLOBALG.A.P. member offer for SUMMIT 2016 in Amsterdam. We’re giving away the first 300 tickets for only 150 EUR instead of the regular member price of 650 EUR. But hurry, as these special-rate member tickets are only available on a first come, first served basis and there are only a few tickets left. To register, go to www.summit2016.org/registration.

The GLOBALG.A.P. SUMMIT 2016 program is all about the Future of Farm Certification. We’ll be addressing major issues, such as staying ahead of food safety risks, how to get more governments on board, measuring improvement, and utilizing Big Data. Stay updated on the conference program by bookmarking www.summit2016.org/program.

Other developments in our GLOBALG.A.P. Community:
This is a reminder that our G.A.P. Awards 2016 application period ends on 30 June. We invite you to pass on the information to the GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers in your supply chain for a great opportunity to win a trip to SUMMIT 2016 in Amsterdam. You can get more information at www.globalgap.org/gapawards
These are the upcoming IFA Version 5 Capacity Building & Farm Assurer Workshops:

   - Crops (Fruit & Vegetables):

   - Aquaculture: 
  • Guayaquil/Ecuador, Local Partner: Cámara Nacional de Acuacultura, 14-17 June 2016, in Spanish
Best regards,

Kristian Moeller
CEO, GLOBALG.A.P.



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Cool Fresh Group Adds GRASP to its Award-Winning Corporate Social Responsibility Program
GLOBALG.A.P. GRASP News

Dutch fresh fruit buyer and supplier Cool Fresh Group, which distributes fruit to over 650 buyers in more than 50 countries, has selected GRASP - the GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice -  as its primary tool to meet international retailers’ requirements for social responsibility.

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Minh Phu

GLOBALG.A.P. Welcomes Minh Phu Seafood Co. as            New Single Supplier Member
GLOBALG.A.P. Aqua News

In 1992, Mr. Le Van Quang, a seafood processing engineer, had a vision of a company that supplies the finest shrimp from Ca Mau, Vietnam to the world. Growing from a small private enterprise, Minh Phu Seafood Corporation is now one of the leading responsible shrimp producing and processing companies in the world.

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Spain’s UNEGAP Successfully Recognized as an Equivalent Scheme for IFA Version 4 Fruit & Vegetables
GLOBALG.A.P. Benchmarking News

Already recognized by GLOBALG.A.P. as an approved modified checklist (AMC) in April 2014, UNEGAP has now extended its scope to become an equivalent scheme. The standard provides certification for both individual producers and producer groups.

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GGTour 2016
Austria’s AMAG.A.P. Becomes First Scheme to Be Successfully Re-Benchmarked against IFA V 5
GLOBALG.A.P. Benchmarking News

Previously recognized for IFA Version 4, AMAG.A.P. will publish its latest normative documents in a few months and will become obligatory in January 2017.

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G.A.P. Awards 2016 – Calling all Producers!

With the kind sponsorship of CropLife, the application phase is now open for the next round of our G.A.P. Awards, a great opportunity to showcase your achievements and gain industry recognition for your efforts to implement Good Agricultural Practices on your farm.

G.A.P. Awards 2016 selection criteria will focus on the following three categories:
  • Talent for Agriculture, Women and Youth
  • Water Management
  • Integration of Smallholders
To learn more about G.A.P. Awards 2016 and how producers can apply, go to www.globalgap.org/gapawards2016 or download our flyer here.

Here's a showcase of our latest applicants:
See past applicants and winners at www.globalgap.org/gapawards.



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GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2016 – We’re on Our Way to You!

Preparations are underway for the GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2016, when we continue our journey to several countries around the world to introduce our latest innovations and present our tools for change.

The GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR now takes place annually, and is part of our ongoing campaign to engage leading stakeholders around the globe. Our aim is to unite them behind our common purpose of creating private sector incentives for agricultural producers worldwide to adopt safe and sustainable agricultural practices.

Latest GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2016 Stops

TOUR Stop Hungary: Rise in International Market Demand for GLOBALG.A.P. Certified Hungarian Products.

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For information on all upcoming GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2016 Stops, click here

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Upcoming TOUR 2016 Events:
  • Ecuador: 22-23 June 2016, Guayaquil, organized by GLOBALFORUM
  • Mexico: 29 June 2016, Guadalajara, organized by GRUPO ROSMAR
  • Colombia: 29-30 August 2016, Armenia, organzied by CCI - Corporación Colombia Internacional


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