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Dear Colleague,

A warm hello from cold and snowy Cologne, where we are getting ready for the FRUIT LOGISTICA 2017 in Berlin. We are looking forward to seeing you there at our booth D-07, hall 5.2. Have a look around our stand – it is built in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner, equipped with re-usable materials. All wooden parts are FSC certified, and eco-inks were used for printing.

At our FRUIT LOGISTICA 2017 News Conference we will showcase our new partner SIZA, a South African standard aligned to global best practices. We will also present INFARM, the first indoor vertical farming system to be GLOBALG.A.P. certified.

The 2017 Innovation Award will be presented at the FRUIT LOGISTICA 2017. The following four GLOBALG.A.P. members have been shortlisted for this top award for innovation in the fresh produce sector: Greenyard Horticulture, Belgium, Koppert Biological Systems, Netherlands, V.I.P., Italy, Syngenta, France.

At IPM Essen GLOBALG.A.P. had more good news to announce: we presented our plans to introduce a new online consumer portal for flowers and ornamentals from certified farms.

May we draw your attention to a 5-minute online survey, which will help us identify what aspects we can improve on our website? Please use the following link: Thank you for your support!

Read more about our new Associate Member Innovación Agrícola, Bel Ga, a producer from Vietnam, highlights of the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrity Program, a training in Pakistan, the latest re-benchmarked schemes and our integrity expert Heidi Gremminger in this newsletter.

Best Regards,

Kristian Moeller

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Innovación Agrícola - New GLOBALG.A.P. Associate Member

GLOBALG.A.P. Membership News

Innovación Agrícola is a business unit of Grupo Agroindustrias del Norte focused on providing profitable and innovative solutions to Mexican farmers, with its own team of technical consultants in the field. Innovación Agrícola has more than 47 years of experience and is present in the most technically advanced areas of the country.

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Bel Ga
Bel Ga Promotes Growth of Independent Farmers in Vietnam
GLOBALG.A.P. Producer News

Bel Ga JSC has been active in Vietnam for three years and has a wealth of good poultry genetics which offers new opportunities for the poultry market.

Bel Ga is the first and only holder of a GLOBALG.A.P. Poultry IFA (Integrated Farm Assurance) version 5.0-2 Standard Certificate in Vietnam from 14/10/2016 to 13/10/2017 for broilers

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Re-benchmarked Schemes

Red Tractor Assurance, SwissGAP Hortikultur and QS-GAP Successfully Re-benchmarked to GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Version 5
GLOBALG.A.P. Benchmarking News

SwissGAP Hortikultur, the flowers & ornamentals standard from Switzerland owned by the association SwissGAP, has successfully finalized the re-benchmarking and is now recognized as an equivalent scheme against GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Standard Version 5.

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GLOBALG.A.P. Integrity Program Highlights
GLOBALG.A.P. Integrity News

The GLOBALG.A.P. Integrity Program, the first of its kind, is active around the world to explain and harmonize the standard’s criteria through different kinds of Certification Body (CB) trainings; by monitoring CB performance through CB office and producer assessments; by investigating complaints; and improving the GLOBALG.A.P. System by collecting the feedback from all these activities and providing the input for the standard’s development.

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Spreading GLOBALG.A.P. throughout Asia
GLOBALG.A.P. Academy News

The Asia Productivity Organization, APO, held a six-day training for agricultural leaders and officials in Lahore, Pakistan, from 5 to 10 December 2016. It was defined as a Training of Trainers on the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard for greater market access.

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Marco Giotto
GLOBALG.A.P. Integrity Expert  - Heidi Gremminger

I graduated as Agricultural Engineer specialized in Intensive Agricultural Production in 1996. I also passed all required subjects of a Master in Environmental Sciences, but never had the opportunity to finish the thesis. As a student I worked in the area of vegetable tissue culture. After graduation, I carried out research in Entomology and Horticulture Protection at university and in a research station (INIA).

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