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Dear Colleague,

Greetings from Cologne.

The months of March and April are all about aquaculture. With presentations at the Fish International Bremen and talks in Boston at the Seafood Expo North America, preparations are underway to bring GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certification to a new level of transparency and consumer awareness.

You can find out more by joining us at our News Conference at the Brussels Seafood Expo Global on 27 April 2016 at 3 p.m. in Hall 11, 3rd Floor, Room 1124. Stop by our booth No. 4026 in Hall 9 and talk to one of our aquaculture certification experts.

We recently launched the GLOBALG.A.P. Photo Contest to showcase GLOBALG.A.P. certified growers around the world. Send us your best shot for a chance to win a ticket to the GLOBALG.A.P. SUMMIT 2016 in Amsterdam including accommodation. The best pictures will also be displayed on a world map at the SUMMIT 2016.

EDEKA, Germany’s leading food retailer, fully integrates GLOBALG.A.P. Certification in their fruit and vegetable buying policy. Read their statement here.

We are glad to announce that the new IFA Standard Version 5 is now available in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Additional languages will follow within the next months. Please check regularly in the document center of our website to see if your language has been uploaded.

Other developments in our global community:
Save the dates and stay connected with GLOBALG.A.P.:
These are the upcoming IFA Version 5 Capacity Building & Farm Assurer Workshops
  - Crops (Fruit & Vegetables):
  - Aquaculture: 
  • Guayaquil/Ecuador, Local Partner: Cámara Nacional de Acuacultura, 14-17 June 2016, in Spanish
Best Regards,

Kristian Moeller

Summit 2016



EDEKA, One of the World’s Largest Food Retailers, Requires GLOBALG.A.P. Certification from its Fruit & Vegetable Suppliers

GLOBALG.A.P. Retailer News

EDEKA sources fresh fruit and vegetables from more than 80 countries around the world. The retailer operates approximately 11,500 stores with over 336,000 employees, and generated EUR 47.2 billion in turnover in 2014. With a 26% market share in Germany, EDEKA is the country’s largest food retailer and has been a GLOBALG.A.P. member since 2005.


New GLOBALG.A.P. Associate Member: South Africa’s Bumbene Safety Consultants
GLOBALG.A.P. Member News

Bumbene Safety Consultants enables organizations to manage their health and safety procedures and compliance through excellent safety, consulting, training resources and services.


GLOBALG.A.P. Certified Producer Profile: ARIAKEFARM Co., Ltd. Japan Provides Safe and Organic Raw Vegetables for Premium Japanese Products
GLOBALG.A.P. Producer News

ARIAKEFARM Co., Ltd., an affiliate company of the Japanese Ariake Group, is a GLOBALG.A.P. certified producer of organic agricultural products, selling primarily to the local market. On approximately 60 hectares of reclaimed farmland at Isahaya Bay in Nagasaki, ARIAKEFARM grows GLOBALG.A.P. certified organic ginger, carrots, potatoes, garlic, leeks, and onions.


Workshop Ecuador
Ecuador: Capacity Building and Farm Assurer Workshop
GLOBALG.A.P. Academy News

GLOBALG.A.P. held a capacity building workshop for consultants for the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance Standard (IFA) Version 5 in Guayaquil, Ecuador on 24-25 February 2016.


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G.A.P. Awards 2016 – Calling all Producers!

With the kind sponsorship of CropLife, the application phase is now open for the next round of our G.A.P. Awards, a great opportunity to showcase your achievements and gain industry recognition for your efforts to implement Good Agricultural Practices on your farm.

G.A.P. Awards 2016 selection criteria will focus on the following three categories:
  • Talent for Agriculture, Women and Youth
  • Water Management
  • Integration of Smallholders
To learn more about G.A.P. Awards 2016 and how producers can apply, go to or download our flyer here.

Here's a showcase of our latest applicants:
See past applicants and winners at

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GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2016 – We’re on Our Way to You!

Preparations are underway for the GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2016, when we continue our journey to several countries around the world to introduce our latest innovations and present our tools for change.

The GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR now takes place annually, and is part of our ongoing campaign to engage leading stakeholders around the globe. Our aim is to unite them behind our common purpose of creating private sector incentives for agricultural producers worldwide to adopt safe and sustainable agricultural practices.

For information on all upcoming GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2016 Stops, click here.

To organize an event in your region, click here.

Upcoming TOUR 2016 Events:
  • Ecuador: 22-23 June 2016, Guayaquil, organized by GlobalForum
  • Mexico: 29 June 2016, Guadalajara, organized by GRUPO ROSMAR

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