TOUR 2017

GLOBALG.A.P. embarks on TOUR stops to visit different locations around the world and examine GLOBALG.A.P. standards on the ground. The events provide a valuable, region-specific platform to learn more about the benefits of certification, share expertise, expand trade networks, and get up-to-date with the latest industry trends and challenges.

Organized with the support of local partners, our TOUR stops in 2017 encompassed more than 1,300 delegates across 15 countries.

  • Australia, Sydney
  • Bangladesh, Daka
  • China, Chengdu
  • Egypt, Luxor
  • Ethiopia, Addis Ababa & Awassa
  • Greece, Athens
  • Hungary, Szentes & Gyöngyös
  • Israel, Jerusalem
  • Japan, Nagoya
  • Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
  • Nigeria, Leggi
  • Romania, Bucharest
  • Togo, Lomé
  • Uruguay, Montevideo
  • Uzbekistan, Tashkent

TOUR 2017 highlights

  • In Nagoya, Japan, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries expressed commitment to supporting GLOBALG.A.P. certification as one of the schemes for sustainable sourcing of agricultural products supplied to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
  • The conference in Bucharest, Romania, brought together producers, suppliers, academics, and prominent representatives of foreign embassies and chambers of commerce in the country. The event was marked by INAQ Consulting becoming the first Romanian company recognized as a GLOBALG.A.P. Registered Trainer. Florin Bercu, Chief of PRO AGRO, announced during the event that they will support members in obtaining GLOBALG.A.P. certification:

    "Throughout Europe we all want to eat fresh produce, and the supply chain plays a crucial role in this respect. We must encourage direct partnerships between producers, associations, local commercial networks, and community markets."

  • In Mongolia, GLOBALG.A.P. signed a collaboration agreement to implement Good Agriculture Practices in the local agriculture and livestock sectors with Ikh Mongol Yazguurtan (IMY). A non-governmental organization and association of business leaders, it has 277 active member companies, seven affiliated NGOs, and over 20 leading civil society and trade organizations. IMY will soon start recruiting herders and farmers from the provinces. They expect to have more than 30,000 members in rural Mongolia, a number that will make it the single largest organization in the country engaging agribusiness stakeholders.

    Also at the conference, Altan Deed Mongol Chanar (Golden Supreme Mongol Quality) was announced as the GLOBALG.A.P. country partner. They are an NGO formed of professionals working in academia and across the private and public sectors for the purpose of adapting, promoting, and assisting the implementation of good agricultural practices to support international trade.

  • The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Hydraulics of the Republic of Togo, along with the Secretary General of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP), and the Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEACP) jointly organized the event in Lomé, Togo. Due to diversification in production and markets, fruit and vegetable exports from Togo to the EU have more than doubled over the past 10 years, while exports from the UEMOA (West African Economic and Monetary Union) zone for the same period have increased by almost 30 percent. Nigninnin Silue – Manager for Quality Assurance and Traceability at COMAKO (Mango and Cashew Cooperative of Korhogo) stated:

    “Due to GLOBALG.A.P. certification, COMAKO has had access to the European market. With the support of COLEACP, we obtained certification in 2011 for which we would like to express our appreciation. Since then, we have renewed the GLOBALG.A.P. certification and today also have Tesco NURTURE certification and are committed to GRASP certification as well.