The GLOBALG.A.P. Good Agricultural Practice Awards, which merit producers who have achieved outstanding results through their commitment to GLOBALG.A.P. principles, will be presented for the 4th time on 27 September 2016 at the GLOBALG.A.P. SUMMIT in Amsterdam with the kind sponsorship of CropLife.

This year’s G.A.P. Awards 2016 acknowledges producers based on their development and implementation of innovative solutions that enhance food safety on their farms, and raise the level of G.A.P. integration in their farm processes and management.

Open to all GLOBALG.A.P. certified farmers, applicant producers will be assessed on the following categories:

  1. Talent for Agriculture, Women and Youth

  2. Water Management

  3. Integration of Smallholders

The assessment criteria carefully examine:

  • The level of traceability and the use of IT solutions to increase transparency
  • The efforts made to grow partnerships and co-operations (public, private, etc.)
  • The development and implementation of innovative practices and technologies
  • The added economic and business value gained from implementing G.A.P. on the farm
  • The farm’s story, it’s guiding principles and its passion for agriculture

The jury also takes into account the impact of these changes on their workers’ health and safety, their company values, the environment, and the efforts they make to share their knowledge and experience with other growers in their region.

All the applicants will be showcased on the GLOBALG.A.P. website and in the monthly GLOBALG.A.P. Community Newsletter. To view this year’s applicants thus far, please go to www.globalgap.org/gapawards2016.

All the winners will receive a ticket to the GLOBALG.A.P. SUMMIT 2016 in Amsterdam, including travel and accommodation costs for one person. In addition to being featured on the website and monthly newsletter, the profiles of all the award winners will also be published on our Twitter and Facebook channels.  The winners will also receive a G.A.P. Awards 2016 winner’s seal that can be used for communication purposes (i.e. email, social media, advertising campaigns), as well as a prestigious trophy and a certificate.

Certification bodies that actively encourage and support GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers to apply can take part in their success! The CBs of the winners will receive a free ticket to the GLOBALG.A.P. Summit 2016 or a ticket to one of our GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR events!

But hurry, as the deadline for applications is 31 July 2016!

More information about the G.A.P. Awards and a showcase of this year’s applicants is available at www.globalgap.org/gapawards2016.