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 IPRO, 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.

View pictures of the event here.

You can download the presentations by clicking on the session in the program below:

 DAY 1 - 22 JUNE 
 08:30 - 09:00    Registration & Accreditation / Registro y Acreditación
 09:00 - 09:30   Welcome & Opening / Bienvenida
  GLOBALFORUM
 09:30 - 10:00   Introduction to GLOBALG.A.P. / Introducción de GLOBALG.A.P.
  Daniél Catron, Senior Expert / Team Leader IPRO, GLOBALG.A.P., Germany 
 10:00 - 10:15  Questions & Answers / Preguntas y Respuestas
 10:15 - 10:45   The Future of Agricultural Markets / El Futuro de los Mercados Agrícolas
  Mari Carmen Morales, Quality & Systems Manager, Anecoop S.Coop., GLOBALG.A.P. Board Member, Spain 
 10:45 - 11:00   Questions & Answers / Preguntas y Respuestas
 11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
 11:30 - 12:00   GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Version 5 (Agriculture) - What is new? / GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Versión 5 Agricultura - Qué hay de nuevo?
  Daniél Catron, Senior Expert / Team Leader IPRO, GLOBALG.A.P., Germany
 12:00 - 12:15   Questions & Answers / Preguntas y Respuestas
 12:15 - 12:45   Implementation of IFA Version 5 (Agriculture) - Report from the Field / Informe de Campo GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Versión 5 Agricultura 
  Armando Bonifaz, Technical Director, Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH, Ecuador 
 12:45 - 13:00   Questions & Answers / Preguntas y Respuestas
 13:00 - 13:30   Discussion with Agricultural Producers About Their Experience with GLOBALG.A.P. through the MAGAP Assessment /
  Conversatorio con Productores Agrícolas y su Experiencia con GLOBALG.A.P. a través de la asesoría del MAGAP
  Ing. Edison Aguilar F., Director Zonal, Programa de Desarollo de la Productividad de Pequeños Productores Bananeros,
  Ministerio de Agricultura; Ganadería, Acuacultura y Pesca
 13:30 - 13:45   Questions & Answers / Preguntas y Respuestas
 13:45 - 14:45   Lunch / Almuerzo
 14:45 - 15:15   GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Version 5 (Aquaculture) - What is new? /  GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Versión 5 Acuacultura - Qué hay de nuevo?
  Valeska Weymann, Senior Expert / Technical Key Account Aquaculture, GLOBALG.A.P., Germany 
 15:15 - 15:30   Questions & Answers / Preguntas y Respuestas
 15:30 - 16:00   Implementation of IFA Version 5 (Aquaculture) - Report from the Field / Informe de Campo GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Versión 5 Acuacultura 
  Ing. Efrain Calderon, Technical Director, Control Union, Ecuador
 16:00 - 16:15   Questions & Answers / Preguntas y Respuestas
 16:15 - 16:45   Carbon Footprint and Water Footprint in Agriculture and Aquaculture / Huella de Carbono y Huella Hídrica en Agricultura y     Acuacultura
  Ing. Jimmy Andrade, Director Ejecutivo, CEMDES
 16:45 - 17:00   Questions & Answers / Preguntas y Respuestas
 17:30   End of Day 1 / Fin del Primer Día
  
  DAY 2 - 23 JUNE 
 08:30 - 09:00   Registration & Accreditation / Registro y Acreditación
 09:00 - 09:15   Welcome & Opening / Bienvenida
  GLOBALFORUM
 09:30 - 10:00   New GLOBALG.A.P. Consumer Communication "GGN.org" in Aquaculture /
  „GGN.org“ Nueva Comunicación de GLOBALG.A.P. para consumidores
  Valeska Weymann, Senior Expert / Technical Key Account Aquaculture, GLOBALG.A.P., Germany
 10:00 - 10:15   Questions & Answers / Preguntas y Respuestas
 10:15 - 10:45   The Importance of GLOBALG.A.P. for the Ecuadorian Export in Aquaculture / Importancia para las Exportaciones Ecuatorianas de
  Acuacultura, la certificatión GLOBALG.A.P.

  Blgo. Leonardo S. Maridueña, Director Ambiente, Cámara Nacional de Acuacultura, Ecuador
 10:45 - 11:00   Questions & Answers / Preguntas y Respuestas
 11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
 11:30 - 12:00   Sustainability and Innovation - The Key to Agricultural Growth / Sustenabilidad e Innovación - Claves para el Crecimiento Agrícola 
  Ab. Fernando García, Director Ejecutivo, Innovagro Ecuador
 12:00 - 12:15   Questions & Answers / Preguntas y Respuestas
 12:15 - 12:45   The Influence of Microorganisms in the Health on Crops for Export /
  Influencia de los Microorganismos en la Salud de los Cultivos de  Exportación
  Mgs. Karla Garcés E., Genrente General, Agrodiagnostic
12:45 - 13:00   Questions & Answers / Preguntas y Respuestas
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch / Almuerzo
 14:00 - 14:30   Combination of Rainforest Alliance and GLOBALG.A.P. Certification /
  Combinación de la Certificación Rainforest Alliance y GLOBALG.A.P.

  Fidel López, Rainforest Alliance
 14:30 - 14:45   Questions & Answers / Preguntas y Respuestas
 14:45 - 15:15    NTWG Ecuador / Grupo Técnico de Trabajo Nacional GLOBALG.A.P. Ecuador
  Ing. Wilson Miles, Coordinador de Certificación, Quality Certification Services (QCS), Ecuador
 16:00   End of Day 2 / Fin del Segunda Día

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