GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2017 Israel!

GLOBALG.A.P. Partners with STK Stockton to Tackle Sustainability in Israeli Agriculture

Sustainable and resource efficient agriculture is a critical issue concerning farmers in Israel. This was at the core of the GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR Stop that took place in Israel at the Orient Hotel Jerusalem on 13 Nov. 2017.

Hosted by STK The Stockton Group, a leading company in the development and marketing of botanical based solutions for food protection, the TOUR Stop consisted of a half day event that gathered all STK representatives from all over the world, GLOBALG.A.P. stakeholders in Israel, governmental officials from agriculture, and the food industry.

“We’re delighted to host the GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR, a prestigious organization whose vision is of safe and sustainable agricultural production worldwide, connecting farmers and brand owners in the food supply chain from the field-to-the-fork,” explained Guy Elitzur, STK CEO. “We are committed to continue its ongoing journey into the secret life of plants and apply cutting-edge scientific research and technological innovation in bringing its resilient qualities to farmers everywhere.”

Kristian Moeller, CEO GLOBALG.A.P. said “Having STK hosting the TOUR Stop in Jerusalem, we could rely on a very strong and internationally recognized partner. This way we reach out to producers in Israel thus pairing sustainability with technological innovation. We thank STK for the support giving GLOBALG.A.P. a voice in Israel.”

GLOBALG.A.P. Chief Marketing Officer Flavio Alzueta gave more than 100 delegates from over 40 countries extensive insight into the GLOBALG.A.P. System and its impact on agriculture around the world.

Mr. David Maris, Senior Technical Manager Greenyard Fresh UK as one of the largest F&V importers and exporters in Israel[sn2] , offered his perspective on the industry, stating that GLOBALG.A.P. is the one common requirement of all European retailers today.

Delegates were then treated to a thought-provoking panel discussion that included STK CEO Guy Elitzur, Rafi Gamson of QCI, Spier Ruty (a consultant), and a local farmer. Among several topics, the discussion also covered a key challenge facing Israeli farmers, namely water scarcity and the reduction of the water quota for farming in the country due to climate change.

The overall event inspired several dialogues and was widely regarded as an inspiring opportunity to share ideas and explore solutions.

About STK

STK creates breakthrough biologic formulations from plant extracts that effectively protect agricultural and aquafarming harvests and significantly reduce their exposure to chemicals.

STK applies cutting-edge science and technology to commercialize the naturally-occurring, disease-resistant qualities in a variety of plants. STK’s bio-agro food protection solutions enhance the safety, yield and quality of multiple crops.

With operations in 35 countries and licensed product registrations for its nature-sourced bio innovations, STK is an enabler in the global sustainable agriculture movement, offering a transformative solution for 21st century food protection challenges.

STK is interested in In-Licensing Partners, including small bio companies to broaden the company’s portfolio through exploration, development, acquisition and commercialization of innovative and sustainable modern agriculture.

 
Program

09:00-09:30 Arrival & Registration
09:30-10:00 Welcoming speech and Introduction of GLOBALG.A.P. (Flavio Alzueta, Vice President & CMO, GLOBALG.A.P.)
10:00-10:30 Benefits of GLOBALG.A.P. Certification (Flavio Alzueta, Vice President & CMO, GLOBALG.A.P.)
10:30-11:10 Implementation & certification process: How agriculture inputs can leverage their application of GLOBALG.A.P? (Panel session)
11:10-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 Requirements from a international Retailer (David Maris, Senior Technical Manager, Greenyard Fresh UK)
12:00-12:30 Success Story from a GLOBALG.A.P. certified producer

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