Shanghai Normal University conducted Good Agricultural Practices (G.A.P.) training using the guidelines and materials designed for the GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Assurer Capacity Building Program.

This is a successful example of linking learning institutions with private sector businesses to train young talents in order to meet the demand for more experts who will be able to consult farmers to adopt G.A.P.

Students from Shanghai Normal University–consisting mainly of food technologists–have successfully passed the course and final exam conducted by Xu Kai, GLOBALG.A.P. Licensed Farm Assurer and Quality Manager of Carrefour (China) Management & Consulting & Service Co.,Ltd.

When asked about their motivations for choosing this program, students stated their general interest in the food sector as well as seeking employment opportunities with retailers, such as Carrefour China, and other food businesses and agricultural consultancy companies as their main reasons.

The students received their certificates at a special ceremony that took place in the Carrefour China Risk Prevention Center, in the presence of Professor Wang Quan-Xi, Dean of the College of Life & Environmental Sciences at Shanghai Normal University.

After the successful pilot in collaboration with Yunnan Agricultural University in Kunming City, China, and the trainings conducted by Shanghai Normal University, the GLOBALG.A.P. Board has now decided to offer this type of training package to educational institutions around the world. This type of training was first piloted and implemented in China.