GLOBALG.A.P. Community Newsletter 

FEBRUARY 2017 EDITION




Fruit Logistica 2017: We have enjoyed the hustle and bustle of this huge trade fair. Many visitors have stopped by our eco-friendly and sustainable booth. View the design and explanation here.

Germany: INFARM is the very first company for vertical "urban farming", having been GLOBALG.A.P. certified
by SGS.

South Africa: Working with SIZA on recognizing social audits to reduce duplication. See our full press release here.

Germany: At IPM in Essen, we announced the plan to launch a New Consumer Portal for GLOBALG.A.P. certified flowers and ornamentals.

USA: A new example of combined audit: Sustainably Grown.

USA: Meet our staff at the Global Food Safety Conference in Houston THIS WEEK.

UAE: Visit our booth at GFIA in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20-21 March 2017.

GLOBALG.A.P.: 2017 is the year of Board elections. GLOBALG.A.P. member organizations are invited to submit  their candidates! The GLOBALG.A.P. Board is made up of five elected producers and five elected retailer representatives.

Mexico: Please meet our colleague from Latin America. Marco Villegas is responsible for the project                 GLOBALG.A.P. in Mexico and supports our mission in every way.


Need GLOBALG.A.P. training? Book your seat now!
Our GLOBALG.A.P. Capacity Building & Farm Assurer Workshops:
  • 6-8 March: Fruit and Vegetables, Cologne, Germany, in English

  • 27-29 MarchFruit and Vegetables, Anyang Gyeonggi, The Republic of Korea, in Korean - Local Partner: Isidor Sustainability Research Institute

  • 4-6 April: Fruit and Vegetables, Santiago de Chile, Chile, in Spanish - Local Partner: Primus Auditing Ops
  • 24-26 AprilFruit and Vegetables, Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá, in Spanish - Local Partner: Ingenieros de Alimentos Consultores
  • 16-18 May, Fruits and Vegetables, Centurion, South Africa, in English

  • 16-18 May, Livestock, Madrid, Spain, in Spanish - Local Partners: MSD Animal Health, PigCHAMP



Chinese Retail Platform Tmall Fresh (Alibaba Group) Starts Sourcing Products from GLOBALG.A.P. Certified Producers
GLOBALG.A.P. News

Tmall Fresh and GLOBALG.A.P. jointly announce their recently founded partnership. From now on, Tmall Fresh, which is operated by Alibaba Group, will source fresh produce from GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers.

The online retailer will enable the products to reach China’s vast and growing consumer market. Tmall.com is seen by many as a destination for quality, brand-name goods catering to increasingly sophisticated Chinese consumers and is the most visited b2c online retail website in the world.

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SCS Global Services Streamlines Audits for Companies Seeking Combined GLOBALG.A.P. IFA and Sustainably Grown Certification
GLOBALG.A.P. News

SCS Global Services (SCS), a long-time GLOBALG.A.P. member, has taken significant steps to streamline its auditing services for customers seeking certification under both the SCS Sustainably Grown V2.1 and GLOBALG.A.P. IFA V5 programs. Agricultural production operations can now more efficiently obtain both certificates from a single audit, saving time and money.

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Farming in the Supermarket: INFARM - First Vertical Indoor Farming Company Being GLOBALG.A.P. Certified
GLOBALG.A.P. News

The Berlin-based company, with a diverse team of plant scientists, engineers, designers and business professionals, designs and develops highly efficient modular vertical farming technology to grow fresh, nutritious produce in strategic centers of consumption throughout a city.

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GLOBALG.A.P. Planning Introduction of Online Consumer Portal for Certified Flowers and Ornamentals in Summer 2017
GLOBALG.A.P. News

At this year's IPM, GLOBALG.A.P. presented its plans to launch an online consumer portal for flowers and ornamentals from certified horticulture businesses around the world.

The GLOBALG.A.P. Standard for flowers and ornamentals is today already successfully implemented by horticultural companies in more than 30 countries and independently controlled on a yearly basis.


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GLOBALG.A.P. Around the World


BOPP and ChileG.A.P. Sucessfully Re-benchmarked to GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Version 5
GLOBALG.A.P. Benchmarking News

BOPP Grower Standard has successfully finalized re-benchmarking and has got recognition as a resembling scheme. It is a flowers & ornamentals standard for certification of individual producers in the United Kingdom. For those producers who need recognition as equivalent the scheme owner British Ornamental Plant Producers (BOPP) Certification Scheme developped a supplement to bridge the gap.

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GLOBALG.A.P. Mexico Consultant  - Marco Villegas
GLOBALG.A.P. Staff News

Marco Villegas has a Chemical degree, postgraduate in Quality Systems and Master in Engineering of Quality at the “Universidad Iberoamericana México”. 14 years ago he became involved in the agrifood industry through innovation projects at the “Fundación Produce Puebla“, Mexico. Through these projects he identified the need to implement good agricultural practices (GAP) under a management system approach to maintain the competitiveness of the agrifood export industry.

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GLOBALG.A.P. Monthly Membership Highlight
GLOBALG.A.P. Membership News

Every month we would like to show our appreciation for the support and contributions of our many GLOBALG.A.P. members by presenting a rotating display of their logos.

Retailer & Foodservice Members:

Retail Members

Producer/Supplier Members:

Supplier Member

Associate Members:


Associate Members


Learn about our Membership Program


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