Consumers worldwide are increasingly demanding quality foods, produced safely and sustainably. Retailers around the world are rising to meet the challenge by demanding certification from their producers. But they face a tricky situation when working with emerging producers, who may not be able to achieve GLOBALG.A.P. Certification. And producers without certification for their products have difficulties accessing local and regional markets.
Our solution: localg.a.p. This innovative product is the stepping stone towards certification. A cost-effective solution for emerging markets, it helps producers gain gradual recognition by providing an entry level to GLOBALG.A.P. Certification. And it helps retailers gain access to quality foods, support their local and regional producers, and promote Good Agricultural Practice.
localg.a.p. offers producers and buyers two options:
The localg.a.p. standard is a complete package solution that you can use right away.
The localg.a.p. program is a customized solution that gives GLOBALG.A.P. members the opportunity to initiate their own program.
In the U.S., the localg.a.p. standard is already known and has been applied as PFA (Primary Farm Assurance). GLOBALG.A.P. began this concept in the U.S. and is now expanding it to other regions worldwide under the new name localg.a.p. For more information on PFA U.S. click here.