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Flowers & Ornamentals Focus Group

GLOBALG.A.P. will be updating its Flowers & Ornamentals (F&O) standard. A group of expert stakeholders that can support the process with their views and guidance has been created. The application phase ended in August 2019.

The Focus Group consists of stakeholders who are experts in the field of flowers and ornamentals production. These group members do not have to be members of GLOBALG.A.P.  The minimum number of members of the Focus Group is six  (6), of which at least one   (1) GLOBALG.A.P. Retail and Food Service member and at least one   (1) GLOBALG.A.P. Producer and Supplier member. At least one member of the Focus Group shall be a Crops Technical Committee member.

The objective of the revised version is to serve as a guiding tool towards environmental sustainability in floriculture, by implementing good agricultural practices and safe working conditions.

The process will have an initial phase which lasts between September until December 2019. The focus will be to identify key topics and how to approach them:

  • Focus on criteria that are applicable and specific to flowers and ornamentals.
  • Identify areas in the standard that shall be strengthened, especially regarding the approach on environmental aspects. 
  • Identify criteria which may be difficult to comply with by producers, understand the reasons why, and verify if alternative criteria aimed at the same objective can be included.

A second phase will consist of the elaboration of a new draft with specific wording and public consultation. This phase is expected to take place in  2020.

Download Terms of Reference F&O FG

Chairperson: Ximena Franco / Florverde

Vice-chairperson: Martin de la Harpe / Flamingo Horticulture

GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat: Juan Carlos Isaza

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