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