Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) V6 at a Glance

IFA v6 for fruit and vegetables, flowers and ornamentals, hops, and aquaculture is available now! Bridge the gap to IFA v6 with ease using our new transition tools.

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IFA v6 Smart becomes obligatory from 1 January 2024. After this date, no further audits against IFA v5.2 may be conducted.

IFA v6 GFS, relevant for fruit and vegetables as well as aquaculture, becomes obligatory three months after GFSI recognition has been achieved. This is estimated to be in Q3-4 2024. Until then, 5.4-1-GFS is the recommended version for those needing GFSI recognized certification. Click here to learn more about our current IFA versions


Public consultation for plant propagation material/combinable crops 

GLOBALG.A.P. has confirmed that two more product categories under the plants scope of IFA v6 will undergo public consultation in 2023: plant propagation material and combinable crops.

  • Public consultation period 1: 23 January to 17 February 2023
  • Public consultation period 2: 3 April to 28 April 2023 

Visit the public consultation page for more information on the revision process and to find out how you can participate. 

About IFA v6
  • Two parallel editions of our flagship IFA standard: IFA v6 Smart, which fully embodies the GLOBALG.A.P. philosophy and is appropriate for the majority of producers, and IFA v6 GFS for those who require certification with GFSI recognition
  • Smarter, customized checklists available from the IFA v6 documents generator
  • Journey towards an outcome-oriented, impact-driven approach
  • Simplified benchmarking options
  • Complete audit reports generated by Audit Online Hub in a paperless, uniform design
  • Enhanced integrity through uniform certificate templates available in real time in Validation Service
  • Mandatory continuous improvement plans introduced at producer level
  • New and updated sustainability criteria on topics such as plastics, waste, carbon neutrality, deforestation, and animal welfare

The journey of IFA v6 standard documents:

26 April 2022: The interim final version of IFA v6 for fruit and vegetables, flowers and ornamentals, hops and aquaculture was published.

7 June 2022: An amended interim final version was published, which included minor language changes for clarification, as well as some changes to the required compliance levels due to local legislation.

29 September 2022: The final IFA v6 standard documents were published. Audits may already be conducted against IFA v6.

1 January 2024: IFA v6 Smart for fruit and vegetables, flowers and ornamentals, hops, and aquaculture becomes obligatory.


For a detailed explanation of the two editions, changes to the standard, the new terminology, and all relevant FAQs, see the documents listed in the downloads section.

Entering the smart era

Over the last two years, GLOBALG.A.P. has been coordinating the revision of its flagship IFA standard as well as other GLOBALG.A.P. rules, standards, and systems. During the revision process, it became clear that this included much more than just a new version of the IFA standard.

As a result, we developed our new vision – smart farm assurance solutions. This was spearheaded by the launch of IFA v6 in April 2022 and will be progressively deployed across all of our products and services.

Click here   to find out more about our approach and why now is the time for our solutions to enter the smart era.


Overview IFA v6 Fees

IFA v6 documents generator
Answer questions to generate applicable standard documents

GLOBALG.A.P. trademarks use: Policy and guidelines
A normative document detailing logo use rules

GLOBALG.A.P. trademarks use: FAQ

IFA homepage
Learn more about our flagship standard

Overview of IFA versions
Guide to current options and validity

Audit Online Hub
Our solution for digital checklists and audit reports

Public consultations and field trials
How our stakeholders influence standard development

Smart farm assurance solutions
Our vision for a smarter future


IFA v6: What’s new?
A high-level overview of changes and updates to the standard

Summary of changes: IFA v5 to v6

Webinar Q&A

Transition timeline
Important dates for IFA v6 and GRASP v2

Transition Tool IFA v5.4-1 to IFA v6 GFS for fruit and vegetables (no macros)

Transition Tool IFA v5.2 to IFA v6 Smart for fruit and vegetables (no macros)

Transition Tool IFA v5.4-1-GFS and IFA v5.2 to IFA v6 Smart/GFS for aquaculture

If you have any queries related to Integrated Farm Assurance v6, please send an e-mail to