The GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR stop in Japan is organized in partnership with GAP Extension Organization. 

GAP Extension Organization has worked diligently to promoteGLOBALG.A.P. in Japan since its foundation in 2015. This has involvedcollaboration with a wide range ofstakeholders,such as producers, retailers, consultants, local governments, agrochemical manufacturers, IT companies,and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF). 

The MAFFhas published its policy to introduce GAP to all producers in Japan. This is designed to promote and improve local economies, of which many are facing challenges in areas suchas a declining and ageing population.The 2022 TOUR stop will explorethe role of GAP inencouragingthe development of the local economy – aiming to definethe pathto introducing the principles ofGAP across Japan. 

The event will bring together a wide range of participants, fromthe MAFF, local government representatives, producers, retailers, and certification bodies to trade/export associations and the National Technical Working Group Japan.  

Key speeches will include: 

  • The MAFF’s “Strategy for Sustainable Food Systems” and their policy to promote GAP 

  • Producer and retailer perspectives on the impact of GLOBALG.A.P. certification for their businesses 

  • Certification body explanation of the certification system through the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard 

The one-day event willalso feature a panel discussion to discuss the role of GAP certification inthe promotion of the local economy from the perspective of agricultureand thefood industry, retail, import,and education. 

We look forward to seeing you there! 


Date: 9 December 2022 

Location: Fujisaki, Japan 

Venue: Fujisaki Cho Culture Centre 

Language: Japanese 

Fee: Free 

Registration closing date: 30 November 2022 


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