Standard New Zealand GAP GLOBALG.A.P. equivalent 2017 has successfully been re-benchmarked as an equivalent scheme against GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Version 5. It is a fruit & vegetable standard owned by Horticulture New Zealand and allows certification of individual producers as well as producer groups. New Zealand GAP was established almost 20 years ago by growers that were committed to enhancing food safety, worker welfare, and sustainability practices in the industry.
The scheme owner, Horticulture New Zealand Inc., is an industry association representing New Zealand's 5,500 commercial fruit and vegetable growers. Key export markets are Australia, U.S.A., Japan, United Kingdom, and the European Union. China, Taiwan and South Korea are growing markets.

New Zealand's horticultural production area uses just over 100,000 hectares, which is less than 1 % of the country's total land area. More than 50,000 people are employed in New Zealand's horticulture industry.

You will find more information on Horticulture New Zealand Inc. and on New Zealand GAP under the following links: