Farm Assurer Training for Aquaculture

From 14-17 June, GLOBALG.A.P. conducted a Farm Assurer Training for the Aquaculture scope in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The 4-day workshop was aimed at participants from Ecuador and Chile who are training to become future GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Assurers for the Aquaculture scope. In addition to 3 days of classroom training on the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance Standard for Aquaculture Version 5, the training also included a visit to a shrimp farm. This gave participants a direct experience of what the IFA Standard implementation on the farm entails, as well as the opportunity to further discuss the criteria of the new IFA Version 5.

Farm Assurers are independent, GLOBALG.A.P. trained and approved consultants who provide expertise to help producers implement Good Agricultural Practices. With first-hand knowledge about the GLOBALG.A.P. System and the latest industry developments, they make the standard easier to understand and help simplify audit preparations.

More detailed information about the Farm Assurer Program and qualifications needed to become a GLOBALG.A.P. Licensed Farm Assurer is available at  www.farmassurer.org. 

Find an upcoming GLOBALG.A.P. Capacity Training or Farm Assurer Workshop in your region here.

 

TOUR 2016 Event in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Around 80 participants from the Ecuadorian and Chilean crops and aquaculture sector took part in the TOUR 2016 Event in Guayaquil on 22-23 June, which was organized by GLOBALFORUM.

As at all TOUR events, GLOBALG.A.P. expert staff members were on site to give delegates the latest update on GLOBALG.A.P. Certification. In the course of the 2-day event, Daniél Catron, Senior Expert/Team Leader CIPRO, GLOBALG.A.P., provided an introduction to the GLOBALG.A.P. System and a detailed presentation of the new criteria in the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance Standard IFA Version 5 for Crops. GLOBALG.A.P. Board Member Mari Carmen Morales, Quality & Systems Manager, Anecoop S. Coop Spain, presented an overview of the future of agricultural markets in the region and worldwide. Valeska Weymann, Senior Expert/Technical Key Account Aquaculture, GLOBALG.A.P., covered the new criteria in the aquaculture scope as well as presented the new aquaculture consumer logo, GGN.ORG.

In addition, participants learned about and discussed topics such as sustainability and innovation in agriculture, the influence of microorganisms in the health on crops for export, and the importance of GLOBALG.A.P. for the Ecuadorian export market in aquaculture.

Representatives of the Ecuadorian crops and aquaculture industry displayed a high level of engagement to promote and further implement good agricultural practices.

Learn more about how to organize a GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR event and find an upcoming TOUR event in your region at www.globalgap.org/tour.