The Integrated Farm Assurance Standard (IFA) Version 5
The new IFA Version 5 came into force on 1 July 2015 and will be mandatory from 1 July 2016.
With respect to stakeholder involvement and impact, IFA V5 has been the most comprehensive amendment to date, with more than 1,500 comments received and more than 110 organizations actively involved, contributing 2,600 expert hours in meetings and webinars.
IFA V5 Adaptation Period until July 2016:
Producers can choose to be certified against V4 or V5. From 1 July 2016, IFA V5 becomes mandatory; all new certifications must comply with the new version. IFA V4 certificates will remain valid until June 2017.
Translations of IFA V5:
The translation of IFA V5 is ongoing. The Spanish Version was published in October 2015, further translations will follow in 2016.
Training of IFA V5: