This article was amended on 15 February 2023 to communicate the updated public consultation schedule. 

GLOBALG.A.P. will be hosting two rounds of public consultation in 2023 regarding version 6 of the Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard for the product categories of plant propagation material and combinable crops.

We will be holding public consultation period 1 from 23 January to 17 March 2023, and public consultation period 2 during August and September 2023 (dates TBC).

Don’t miss these key opportunities to share your feedback with us! Click here for further details. 


About IFA v6

“IFA  v6 is GLOBALG.A.P.’s flagship standard in a new and improved format,” explains GLOBALG.A.P. Managing Director Elmé Coetzer-Boersma. “It has a simplified structure and language, extended criteria on key issues such as sustainability and animal welfare, and – for the first time – continuous improvement at producer level. Overall, it’s a smarter standard, fit for the future.”

IFA v6 for fruit and vegetables, flowers and ornamentals, hops, and aquaculture is available now, and will become mandatory on 1 January 2024.