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NOVEMBER 2016 EDITION

Dear Colleague,

We are happy to report on a lot of activities in the tropical regions of the world, where our ideas and values are becoming increasingly popular:

We are extremely honored to welcome a retail member from Bangladesh: Shwapno. The leading supermarket chain of Bangladesh has decided to benefit from the safety and sustainability values that are granted through GLOBALG.A.P. Certification. Bangladesh is a country with a huge potential for agricultural production and therefore GLOBALG.A.P. engagement.

In Myanmar, we participated in a national workshop to support the country's efforts to become a trusted supplier of food regionally and internationally. See their press release.

GLOBALG.A.P. also has become a choice of certification in Senegal, where our chairman Guy Callebaut paid a visit to a number of agricultural cooperatives during one of his training tours through Africa.

Other developments in our global community:
November is also a month in which we traditionally work a lot on seafood: The China Fisheries trade fair has been well received (see some pictures). Our participation at the German trade fair EuroTier, in the joint Quality Assurance Aquaculture booth with the German Aquacultural Association DLG, shows our commitment to the growing number of aquaculture farms that received GLOBALG.A.P. Certification - building a strong food safety base and supporting their journey to sustainable production on our aquaculture portal GGN.ORG.

While the calendar year is very successfully coming to its end for us, we’re already preparing ourselves for the fruit and vegetable trade fair FRUIT LOGISTICA 2017 in Berlin, where I hopefully will meet you in February.
Best Regards,

Kristian Moeller
CEO, GLOBALG.A.P.

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Shwapno - The Leading Supermarket Chain of Bangladesh
is a New GLOBALG.A.P. Member
GLOBALG.A.P. Membership News


Operated by ACI Logistics, Shwapno is the largest retail chain in Bangladesh with 56 outlets across the country. Launched in 2008, Shwapno currently serves more than 32,000 customers a day, offering everything from fresh produce to daily household goods and broader lifestyle categories. ACI Logistics is part of ACI Limited, one of the largest business conglomerates in Bangladesh.

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GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Farm Assurers Training in Korea
GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture News

From 7-10 November 2016, GLOBALG.A.P. provided aquaculture training for future Farm Assurers in Jeju, Korea.
 
With participants from Korea, China, Morocco, Sweden and Turkey, the voice of the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture certification system has increased.

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GLOBALG.A.P. Technical Committees (TCs)
Member Changes

GLOBALG.A.P. News

The following changes in the Technical Committees (TCs) took place in the last few weeks:

Crops TC:
  • Willem Hofmans from Ahold retired and was replaced by Nienke de Bode from Albert Heijn.
  • Riaan Human left Spinneys and also the Crops TC.
  • Nigel Thorgrimsson of ARDO joined the Crops TC as the representative for Crops for Processing.
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Marco Giotto
GLOBALG.A.P. Technical Consultant in Brazil
– Marco Giotto

GLOBALG.A.P. News

Marco Giotto is a chemical engineer, specialized in food technology. He joined GLOBALG.A.P. in 2015 and is happy to work in a non-profit company that actively promotes sustainable and safe agriculture. In his eyes the biggest challenge is the large-scale introduction of these concepts to Brazil, a country of continental dimensions, with an immense social, economic and climatic diversity.

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