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IFA for Flowers and Ornamentals

The IFA standard for flowers and ornamentals is a global standard for responsible farming practices that covers all stages of production, from preharvest activities such as soil management and water use to plant protection, product application, and workers’ well-being.

GLOBALG.A.P. standards for flowers and ornamentals have been operational for almost 20 years and are developed through extensive collaboration with stakeholders throughout the sector. IFA for flowers and ornamentals is the original reference standard in the FSI GAP basket and is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

IFA v6 for flowers and ornamentals at a glance

  • Adopts a holistic approach that covers environmental sustainability and biodiversity, workers’ well-being, production processes, and traceability
  • Supports increased efficiency and improved management of farm operations
  • Provides clarity on market requirements and acts as a practical manual for on-farm activities
  • Enables producers to demonstrate responsible farming practices and buyers to easily identify production that fulfills their requirements
  • Implements a farm-level continuous improvement plan that helps producers to analyze and enhance their operations
  • Features rigorous sustainability criteria on biodiversity, water, plastics, pest management, and more
  • Certification options for both individual producers and producer groups
  • Available for every type and size of farm, including smallholders
  • Covers a huge range of products and both covered and noncovered production systems
  • Opens the door to a range of GLOBALG.A.P. add-ons and supply chain solutions
  • Audited annually by accredited and independent third-party certification bodies, resulting in a certificate valid for one year


IFA for flowers and ornamentals is currently available in two versions. Click here to learn about the transition from version 5 to version 6.


How it works

For more details about how the IFA standard works in practice, please see “About IFA v6 for flowers and ornamentals” in the download section, or check our IFA homepage.


Your IFA documents

For IFA v6, you can generate your required documents here.
For other IFA versions, you can find all the required documents in the GLOBALG.A.P. Document Center.

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About IFA v6 for flowers and ornamentals
An in-depth look at GLOBALG.A.P.’s flowers and ornamentals solution, how it works, what it contains, costs and fees, and more (PDF long)

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