The Background

  • GLOBALG.A.P.’s roots began in 1997as EUROGAP, an initiative by retailers belonging to the Euro-Retailer Produce Working Group. British retailers working together with supermarkets in continental Europe become aware of consumers’ growing concerns regarding product safety, environmental impact, health, safety and welfare of workers and animals.
  • Their solution : Harmonize their own standards and procedures and develop an independent certification system for Good Agricultural Practice (G.A.P)
  • Over next 10 years the process spread throughout the continent and beyond.
  • Driven by the impacts of globalization, a growing number of producers and retailers around the globe joined in, gaining the European organization’s global significance.
  • To reflect both its global reach and goal of becoming the leading international G.A.P. standard, EUREPGAP changed its name to GLOBALG.A.P. in 2007.
  • GLOBALG.A.P. today is the world's leading farm assurance program
  • With more than 700 certified products and over 200,000 certified producers in more than 135 countries, GLOBALG.A.Phave a sound foundation
  • Solid enough to build trust and integrity and flexible enough to spur innovation and excellence
  • We offer a most widely accepted private sector food safety certification program in the world

10 Reasons for Producers to get GLOBALG.A.P. Certification

  • Reduce your exposure to food safety and product safety reputational risks.
  • Gain access to local and global markets, suppliers and retailers.
  • Improve the efficiency of your farm management.
  • Save costs by reducing the number of on-farm audits.
  • Comply with legislation on food safety, environmental protection and workers’ health and safety, with an easy HACCPsystem to put into place.
  • Benefit from global recognition with adaptation to local conditions, through GLOBALG.A.P.’s network of 44 National Technical Working Groups.
  • Choose from 160 accredited certification bodies, which all meet the highest integrity requirements.
  • Secure access to financing and to capital markets. Benefit from connecting to innovative supply chain solutions.
  • Demonstrate compliance with the United Nations Global Compact Food and Agribusiness Principles.
  • Benchmark yourself as part of the world’s most widespread farm assurance standard.

5 Reasons Agro Food Suppliers & Retailers must go for GLOBALG.A.P. Certification

The GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Assurers

Farm Assurers are independent, GLOBALG.A.P. trained and approved consultants who provide expertise to help producers implement Good Agricultural Practices.

With first-hand knowledge about the GLOBALG.A.P System and the latest industry developments, they make the standard easier to understand and help simplify audit preparations.

Benefits of becoming a Farm Assurer

  • Listing on GLOBALG.A.P. website with contact details of the company and publication of logo in Farm Assurers section in printed publications.
  • Certificate which is updated annually with a sticker.
  • ID Card, an update of which is sent each year with the sticker for the certificate.
  • Use of the GLOBALG.A.Pand Farm Assurer logos for B2B communication.
  • Access to the Farm Assurer LinkedIn group for an exchange with other Farm Assurers or GLOBALG.A.P experts.
  • GLOBALG.A.P, Merchandise Package including pens, USB sticks and other GLOBALG.A.P marketing material worth up to EUR 200 per year for free.
  • Regular webinars on GLOBALG.A.P relevant topics that are not included in the training for Farm Assurers such as LOCALG.A.P, GRASP, etc.
  • Material for one-day workshop (G.A.P. Awareness training) developed by GLOBALG.A.P experts, and the possibility to request customized certificates, with the Farm Assurer’s information, for participants.
  • Customized and digital high-quality versions of the G.A.P. in Action posters. These are 15 instructional posters on issues such as fertilizer and plant protection application, record keeping, proper storage of plant protection products etc,
  • GLOBALG.A.PAssociate Membership.

ICFA-GLOBALG.A.P Partnership

  • Indian Council of Food and Agriculture is trade and agri-business facilitation body and addresses policy issues concerning farmers, food and agro industries
  • ICFA serves as a global platform for trade facilitation, partnerships, technology intervention, investments and agribusiness services
  • ICFA in collaboration with GLOBALG.A.P aspires to conduct a 3 Day Workshop on GLOBALG.A.P. CAPACITY BUILDING & FARM ASSURER WORKSHOP ON – F&V viz; Control Points and Compliance Criteria (CPCC) for All Farm Base, Crops Base, Fruit & Vegetables modules

About ICFA

Indian Council of Food and Agriculture has conceptualised an innovative approach of FarmerPlus to transform farmers into farm entrepreneurs by connecting them to a support ecosystem, comprising of leading corporate, development agencies and public institutions. This support platform, FarmerPlus will work directly with the key players in agriculture and agribusiness sector and empowering them with all the required information, linkages, facilitation and support systems. This direct link of farmers and companies will build transformational partnerships amongst industry and farming community, adding business as well as resource planning, accounting and application of varied management principles in conventional farming. The main purpose of the project is to improve resilience and promote transformational change in agriculture, using holistic approach, aimed at safe and sustainable food production and better farming profitability

The broader framework of FarmerPlus is to have on board companies and institutions from each major subsector viz; seed, fertilizer, pesticide, farm machinery, irrigation, weather, food processing, logistics, ICT, finance, insurance, procurement, certification and institutes for different aspects like technical, agribusiness, process compilation, extension and skills development to bring them in direct connection with farmers in order to create a pro-farmer support ecosystem for sustainable agriculture and value added marketing, gradually expanding to include animal husbandry and allied sectors.

Course Content

Day 1 & 2 - Classroom Training

Detailed review of the General Regulations, the rules of the GLOBALG.A.P. Certif cation system

Detailed review of the Control Points: All Farm Base, Crops Base, F&V. These Control Points are the actual audit checklists used by Certif cation Bodies during a GLOBALG.A.P. audit

Focused classroom discussions, case studies, and detailed question and answer sessions to understand how the GLOBALG.A.P. system applies in practice

Day 3 – Practical Training

Practical on-farm training day on the last day to consolidate gained knowledge during the classroom training on day 1-2 and to give participants insight in a real audit situation

Participating to the practical training day and passing the exam is one criteria that has to be fulfilled to become GLOBALG.A.P. Licensed Farm Assurer

Scope of Workshop

  • The workshop includes presentations, case studies, General Regulations (GR), Control Points and Compliance Criteria (CPCC) and exams
  • The workshop will be on the following sub-scope(s): Crops The workshop will be held in English
  • Workshop material will be provided in English

ICFA-GLOBALG.A.P. Training Schedule 2019-20

  • 19-20-21 September, 2019 - Bangalore
  • 17-18-19 October, 2019 - Delhi
  • 14-15-16 November, 2019 - Pune
  • 12-13-14 December, 2019 - Hyderabad
  • 23-24-25 January, 2020 - Guwahati
  • 13-14-15 February, 2020 - Chandigarh
  • 12-13-14 March, 2020 – Kochin


ICFA joined hands with GLOBALG.A.P. as the Country Partner. The MoU was signed in Cologne, Germany between Dr. Kristian Moellar, CEO, GLOBALG.A.P. and Dr. MJ Khan, Chairman, ICFA. Signing the Agreement, Dr. Khan said that India is committed to doubling its agro exports in next three years time from its current level of $30 billion, as the call given by the Prime Minister. GAP certification holds key to achieving this objective. Signing of this MoU makes beginning of our great partnership, said Dr. Khan, adding that India needs adoption and certification of Good Agriculture Practices for sustainability and qualitative improvements. With exports focus and rapidly rising demand for safe and nutritious food in India, this partnership will bring about needed transformational changes in Indian agriculture towards achieving quality production with best global practices and access to global markets by Indian farmers.

Course Fee

The workshop fee is 900 USD /69,200 INR per participant for all three days Training Program.

Early Bird Discount

  • Register before 3 months or more = 7.5%
  • Register before 2 months = 5%

Bulk Discount

  • 3-5 participants = 5%
  • 6 and more participants = 10%

ICFA Partners

ICFA Members