+++ The TOUR stop is being postponed to March 14 - 15 2023. +++

The GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR stop in Spain is organized in partnership with Agrocolor and Coexphal.

Celebrating its 25 th anniversary, Agrocolor is one of the leading companies in agri-food certification and auditing. As the first to certify GLOBALG.A.P. certification in Spain, Agrocolor are marking over two decades of work in the sector by engaging with key stakeholders through the 2022 TOUR stop - advancing tools for producers that enable them to perform successfully in agricultural markets.

Coexphal is the Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producer Organizations of Almería, representing 70% of horticultural production in solar greenhouses. The company fosters food quality and safety as a decisive way to maintain competitiveness and the confidence of agricultural markets. In the current global context, Coexphal is seeking to analyze and address the key issues of food security and sustainability with industry experts.

With the worlds largest concentration of solar greenhouses, Almeria represents a successful model of sustainable agricultural production from an environmental, social, and economic perspective. There are over 33,000 hectares of covered crops in the region, producing more than 3,500.000 tons of fresh fruit and vegetables each year. More than 14,000 farming families own and operate in the cultivated area, grouping themselves into cooperatives and commercial companies. These enterprises employ more than 60,000 people of 150 nationalities.

The regional sector is characterized by demanding quality standards and a strong commitment to innovation. It has consistently reduced both its environmental impact and food safety procedures through aspects such as biological controls and water efficiency.

The 2022 TOUR stop will bring together a broad range of producers, retailers, wholesalers, quality technicians, distribution chains, professional organizations, institutional representatives, and NGOs. Key topics include the sustainable production model of Almeria’s solar greenhouses, GLOBALG.A.P.’s new flagship Integrated Farm Assurance version 6 standard, as well as exploring sustainability certification in the EU market.

The two-day event will feature presentations, roundtable discussions, and also include a visit to a working solar greenhouse operation.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Date: March 14 - 15 2023

Location: Almería, Spain

Venue: Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de Aguadulce (Roquetas de Mar)

Language: Spanish/English

Fee: €120 (General) / €75 (Coexphal members and GLOBALG.A.P. Community Members)

 

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