On 27 September 2016, Sustentar signed up as host organization of the GLOBALG.A.P. NTWG for Brazil under the scope of Aquaculture. GLOBALG.A.P. welcomes this initiative and trusts the group members will be identified soon in order to start with the main activities which are the development of national interpretation guidelines and the translation/proofreading of the standard.

The GLOBALG.A.P. National Technical Working Groups (NTWG) are based on the concept  "Think Global, Act Local".

That’s the philosophy at the heart of GLOBALG.A.P.’s activities.

And that’s why GLOBALG.A.P. members have set up National Technical Working Groups (NTWGs) in several countries to help adopt GLOBALG.A.P.’s universal standard on a local scale. NTWGs identify specific local adaptation and implementation challenges and develop guidelines, known as National Interpretation Guidelines (NIG). These guidelines provide guidance to certification bodies and producers on how best to implement GLOBALG.A.P. Control Points and Compliance Criteria at a national level.

The working groups are also a valuable source of qualified information for GLOBALG.A.P. By tapping into national networks of experts and stakeholders, GLOBALG.A.P. gains extensive knowledge about the different legal and structural conditions that exist around the world. The NTWGs work in close cooperation with the GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat and the Technical Committees, which approve the guidelines developed by this growing number of groups.

About Sustentar:

Sustentar is a Brazilian company with core competencies in the field of food chain sustainable projects, agricultural consultancy, writing policies and procedures for agricultural companies and developing training programmes. Sustentar’s technical team provides personalized assistance to the farms on complying with sustainable agricultural principles, advises farms to improve their efficiency and assists producers to implement good agricultural practices, social and environmental requirements.