New Version of the Integrated Farm Assurance Standard – Draft versions now available!

GLOBALG.A.P. is embarking on its most comprehensive standard revision process ever, and you should be part of it!
Version 6 of the Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard aims to offer a flexible and simplified certification experience, maximizing the ever-growing capabilities for digitalization in the auditing and certification processes, and including more elements of customized, science-based risk assessments. Now is your chance to have your say on version 6 that will be published in 2021.

Public Consultation Periods

The GLOBALG.A.P. technical committees and focus groups have evaluated the current version (v5) and approved structural changes to simplify the standard. With these results, the first draft for public consultation was published for the first official public consultation period from May to July 2020. The technical experts are currently working on the incorporation of feedback to publish the second draft for public consultation in October for the second public consultation period from mid-November 2020 to mid-January 2021, and later a period during which you can participate in field trials to evaluate the standard’s auditability.

Public consultation on version 6 of the IFA standard is based on documents developed by the GLOBALG.A.P. technical committees and focus groups, and supported by all stakeholder input during the World Consultation Tour webinars and written feedback received via e-mail to publiccomments@globalgap.org
The first period of public consultation on standard documents and control points and compliance criteria took place between May and July 2020. Results are now feeding into the second draft, which will be openly consulted between mid/end November 2020 until mid/end January 2021. Currently, documents on general regulations, the data driven approach and integrated pest management are open for commenting and the subject of discussion in World Consultation Tour events.

Further Feedback Opportunities

In addition to these defined public consultation periods and the permanent option for written feedback, we are conducting multiple online events in the context of our World Consultation Tour, where we hope to reach as many stakeholders as possible. This virtual tour allows direct communication between GLOBALG.A.P. experts and various stakeholders via roundtable discussions. Learn more about participation in our World Consultation Tour here.

Keep an eye out for the events and announcements of the public consultation periods.
We look forward to your comments and a constructive discussion on how we can improve the standard!

Documents for public consultation can be downloaded below, or you can send comments to  publiccomments@globalgap.org at any time.


Current Documents for Public Consultation