GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2017 Japan!

Approximately 100 participants from various backgrounds attended a half-day tour stop organized in the center of Nagoya City at the heart of Tokai district on Honshu Island, Japan.

The session was opened by Mr. S. Fujii, CEO of Agri Incubator K.K., followed by the key note address by Mr. T. Yokota, Managing Director of GAP Extension Organization Inc., who both were the co-organizers of this event. MAFF also delivered a speech and expressed its commitment to support GLOBALG.A.P. Certification as one of the schemes for sustainable sourcing agricultural products supplied to Tokyo 2020 Games.

 Dr. Kristian Moeller, CEO of GLOBALG.A.P., also took part in the tour stop and explained that GLOBALG.A.P. provides a partnership for sustainable agriculture around the world. GLOBALG.A.P.’s Japan consultant H. Imataki then went on to describe the importance of Good Agricultural Practices and GLOBALG.A.P.’s approach in the past.

 This event is one of this year’s nationwide series of GLOBALG.A.P. seminars that began in February in Tokyo, Japan. The organizers are planning to host similar activities in Kyushu, Hokkaido, and the Tohoku area by February next year. At every event, many examples of

GLOBALG.A.P. practices are shown, and at this even four actual cases were presented to enable participants to understand what GLOBALG.A.P. actually stands for.

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Preliminary Program
12:00 - 12:25 Registration
12:25 - 12:30

Official Welcome & Opening
Shigeo Fujii, CEO, Agri Incubator K.K.

12:30 - 13:00

What is GLOBALG.A.P.?
MD Toshiaki Yokota, GAP Extension Organization

13:00 - 13:30 Government's Support to initiate G.A.P.
Makoto Kurihara, Senior Policy Adviser for Sustainable Agriculture, Agricultural Production Bureau, MAFF
13:30 - 14:00

GLOBALG.A.P.'s purpose and mission
Dr. Kristian Moeller, CEO, GLOBALG.A.P. c/o FoodPLUS GmbH

14:00 -14:30 GLOBALG.A.P. History
Hirofumi Imataki, MD, GAP Extension Organization
14:30 - 14:45 Export of Japanese Agricultural Produce - Current and Future
Hirofumi Imataki, Deputy Secretary-General, Japan Agricultural Products Export Association
14:45 - 15:00 Q & A Session 1
15:00 - 15:10 Coffee Break
15:10 - 15:40 Option 2: The case of the melon
K. Ishiguro and H. Sano, Shizuoka prefecuture horticultural Co-op, Crown melon branch
15:40 - 16:10

How AEON Farms practice G.A.P.
Yasuaki Fukunaga, CEO, AEON AGRI Create K.K. 

16:10 - 16:40 We are GLOBALG.A.P. certified - History and current situation
Kazuhiko Sato, Director & Farm Head, Ohsaki Farm Co., Ltd 
16:40 - 17:10 Option 2: The case of the Hokkaido
Mayuka Nishi, Hokkaido Agricultural Laboratory for Business Development
17:10 - 17:25 Q & A Session 2
17:25 - 17:30 Closing note
Shigeo Fujii, CEO, Agri Incubator K.K.