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AUGUST 2016 EDITION

Dear Colleague,

Remember when the first smartphone was introduced 20 years ago? A breakthrough innovation that made the Internet mobile and forever transformed the way we communicate. And today? It is as ubiquitous and ordinary as an on-off switch. Today, we talk of the Internet of Things, how data gathered quietly from machines and tools in our surroundings can be used to improve our environments without us doing a thing.

Twenty years ago, European retailers introduced the concept of Good Agricultural Practices certification, a breakthrough system that helped us increase food safety and mitigate risks. Over the years G.A.P. certification has expanded to cover traceability, environmental sustainability, worker safety, and animal welfare. However, farm certification has yet to take full advantage of the technological advances offered by digitization, cloud storage, and big data.

But can big data offer additional capacity  and flexibility to the established auditor system in the private sector? And if so, how? Can big data and predictive analytics actually prevent high risk events from occurring? This is just one of the key topics we’ll be exploring at our SUMMIT 2016 conference in Amsterdam. Find out more about our program  and speakers at www.summit2016.org.

Exclusive for our SUMMIT 2016 delegates, our SUMMIT2016 mobile app will help you maximize your experience of “The Future of Farm Certification” in Amsterdam on 27-28 September. For those of you who have already registered, you can download it here.
 
We used our smartphone to broadcast live the drawing of the winner of our GLOBALG.A.P. Photo Contest. View it here.

Other developments in our GLOBALG.A.P. Community:
Our next TOUR 2016 Event:
  • Chile: 18 October 2016, Santiago - organized by Primus Chile
Visit us and meet our staff around the world at:
  • EuroTier:
    15-18 November 2016, Germany, Hannover
Best regards,

Kristian Moeller
CEO, GLOBALG.A.P.



Summit 2016


Sponsors


HARPS
GLOBALG.A.P. Participated in the Harmonized Australian Retailer Produce Scheme (HARPS)
GLOBALG.A.P. News

This month marks the 12th Consecutive workshop for the HARPS (Harmonised Australian Retailer Produce Scheme) Stakeholder Working Group (SWG). The HARPS is a national first for Australia, where all major supermarkets retailers have come together to work collaboratively towards a harmonised food safety solution for the fresh produce industry.

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Frigoken
FRIGOKEN LTD - Promoting Sustainability with GLOBALG.A.P. Certification
GLOBALG.A.P. Producer News

Recognising the importance of food safety and traceability, sustainable farming and natural resource management as well as worker safety, Frigoken Ltd. made a concerted effort to attain GLOBALG.A.P. certification.

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naturane
Spain’s naturane Successfully Re-Benchmarked Against IFA Version 5
GLOBALG.A.P. Benchmarking News

naturane is the quality control and food safety system used by Anecoop and its member cooperatives. In 1975, a group of Spanish citrus fruit cooperatives joined forces in order to expand their product range, reach new markets and improve their bargaining power with large-scale distributors.

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GRIP


Coexphal
GLOBALG.A.P.  Welcomes COEXPHAL as New Supplier Member
GLOBALG.A.P. Member News

GLOBALG.A.P. is proud to announce that COEXPHAL has joined as a member in March of 2016. COEXPHAL is an association that unites fruit and vegetable producers in Andalusia, Spain.

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naturane
Almeria Report: Certification, Biological Control, and Education Drive Spain’s Greenhouse Powerhouse
GLOBALG.A.P. News

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Carmen Ortiz, presented in Almeria a joint study by the Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera (IFAPA) and Cajamar Foundation entitled “The System Of Horticultural Production Protected In The Province Of Almeria”, which describes Almeria as the area with the highest density of greenhouses in the world where Integrated Pest Management and biological controls are used as standard techniques.

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NTWG
National Technical Working Group Germany - Collaboration between Two NTWGs for the German Translation of IFA V5
GLOBALG.A.P. NTWG Germany News

For the third time, NTWG Germany Flowers and Ornamentals and NTWG Germany Fruit and Vegetables have worked together to translate the new Version 5 of the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance Standard. They previously translated IFA Versions 3 and 4.

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Tour Ethiopia
GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2016 Stop in Ethiopia – A Growing Market for Certification
GLOBALG.A.P. Tour News

This year GLOBALG.A.P. returned to Ethiopia to host another TOUR 2016 event, but this time at two separate locations. On 1 August 2016, the event took place at the Grand Resort and Spa in Bahir Dar, and the next day, 2 August 2016, it took place in Mekele, at the Planet International Hotel. Both these events were organized by the Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exports Association (EHPEA) with kind support from International Promotion Desk (IPD).

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Tour Mexico
GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2016 Stop in Mexico – Food Safety, Sustainability, and Corporate Social Responsibility: Key to a Successful Agri-Business
GLOBALG.A.P. Tour News

Organized by Grupo Rosmar, the GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2016 Stop in Mexico, taking place in Guadalajara, capital of the State of Jalisco, on 29 June 2016, offered a highly informative and productive business opportunity for over 160 delegates to share knowledge and listen to the experiences of global market leaders on food safety, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

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Vietfish
GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture - Supporting Vietnam’s Fish Farming Sector Since 2009
GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture News

On 3 August, a workshop organized by the Vietnamese Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) and the Directory of Fisheries (DoF) took place at VIETFISH 2016, the Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition, in Ho Chi Min City Vietnam.

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Belinda Millard
GLOBALG.A.P. Key Account Manager for Oceania - Belinda Millard
GLOBALG.A.P. Staff News

Belinda has over twenty years of experience in the Quality Assurance Industry. She is a passionate and enthusiastic professional who earlier this year joined the GLOBALG.A.P. team in the role of Key Account Manager - Oceania.

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G.A.P. AWARDS
G.A.P. Awards 2016 –  Latest Applicants
GLOBALG.A.P. News

We received 27 applications for the G.A.P. Awards 2016 and our jury will now select the finalists. The G.A.P. AWARDS 2016 will be presented on 27 September 2016 at the GLOBALG.A.P. SUMMIT in Amsterdam with the kind sponsorship of CropLife.

Our latest applicants:

See past applicants and winners at www.globalgap.org/gapawards.


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GLOBALG.A.P. Membership News

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Retail Members

Producer/Supplier Members:

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