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IFA for Fruit and Vegetables

The IFA standard for fruit and vegetables is a global standard for responsible farming practices at primary production level, covering preharvest activities such as soil management and plant protection product application, to basic postharvest handling.

GLOBALG.A.P. standards for fruit and vegetables have been operational for over 20 years and are developed through extensive collaboration with stakeholders throughout the sector. IFA is aligned with the United Nations Global Compact Food and Agribusiness Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals.

IFA v6 for fruit and vegetables at a glance

  • Adopts a holistic approach that covers food safety, 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 available for both individual producers and producer groups
  • Available for every type and size of farm, including smallholders 
  • Covers hundreds of products and all types of production systems, from covered and noncovered production to hydroponics
  • 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

Editions and GFSI recognition

IFA for fruit and vegetables is currently available in three versions. Click here to find out which version is applicable to your needs.

How it works

For more details about how the IFA standard works in practice, please see “About IFA v6 for fruit and vegetables” 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.


News on the IFA standard for fruit and vegetables


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

About IFA v6 for fruit and vegetables  
A short overview of GLOBALG.A.P. solutions for fruit and vegetables (PDF short)

IFA v6 Smart - Principles and Criteria for fruit and vegetables

IFA v6 GFS - Principles and Criteria for fruit and vegetables

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News Date Category
GLOBALG.A.P. en Fruit Logistica 2022 6 abril 2022 News
Press Release
La nueva etiqueta GGN se lanza con el minorista español EROSKI 7 marzo 2022 News
Press Release
La norma GLOBALG.A.P. de Aseguramiento Integrado de Fincas v5.4-GFS obtiene el reconocimiento de la GFSI para la categoría de frutas y hortalizas 2 diciembre 2021 News
Presentación de la norma IFA en Fruit Attraction 2021 11 noviembre 2021 News
Sonae MC se convierte en el primer minorista en lanzar la etiqueta GGN para la categoría de frutas y hortalizas 6 octubre 2021 News
La nueva versión IFA se aproxima a la línea de meta 6 agosto 2021 News
Ampliación del plazo y solicitud de comentarios de consulta pública a las partes interesadas Ronda 3 8 junio 2021 News
¡Al fin inaugurada! La nueva etiqueta GGN 30 abril 2021 News
Presentamos el nuevo add-on de GLOBALG.A.P. 11 marzo 2021 News
Solicitamos su opinión: Cuestiones de la nueva versión 6 abiertas a la consulta pública 8 febrero 2021 News
Neue Videos für Erntehelfer. Anleitung für die Ernte von Rhabarber und Erdbeeren 19 mayo 2020 Announcement
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GLOBALG.A.P. inicia el WorldConsultation Tour para la versión 6 de revisión de la norma 28 mayo 2020 Announcement
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