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GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2013 event in Tel Aviv in collaboration with Fresh AgroMashov

10-01-2013 05:35 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2013 Stop in Tel Aviv

GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2013 Stop in Tel Aviv

GLOBALG.A.P. Tour 2013: We're On Our Way To Israel!

GLOBALG.A.P. is more than just a certificate. It’s a vision of global safe and sustainable agricultural production made possible through GLOBALG.A.P.’s tools, programs and partners. To spread this vision and present its tools for change, leading GLOBALG.A.P. experts travel around the world on the GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2013 to introduce GLOBALG.A.P. principles and products, engage leading stakeholders around the world, and unite them behind the common mission of upgrading producers’ good agricultural practices.

With events in Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, South Africa and China, for its next stop GLOBALG.A.P. is heading to Israel. Currently 1,370 producers are GLOBALG.A.P. certified in Israel for products covering varieties of capsicums, grapefruit, pomegranates, avocados, mandarins, dates, mangoes, persimmons, tomatoes and various herbs. Israel exports much of its produce to various major markets around the world and many of the country’s producers rely on GLOBALG.A.P. Certification to demonstrate their commitment to Good Agricultural Practice and so gain wider access to new markets and business opportunities.

The GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2013 event in Tel Aviv will be held in collaboration with Fresh AgroMashov - International Fresh Produce Summit & Exhibition. The event will introduce GLOBALG.A.P. and its new products and certification system and aims to increase transparency and stakeholder engagement for sustainable agricultural production.

Andras Fekete, GLOBALG.A.P. Manager CB Administration & Integrity, will discuss the current status and trends in Israel, highlight GLOBALG.A.P. solutions for linking producers to market demand as well as satisfying retailer demands and requirements, and provide an overview of the GLOBALG.A.P. certification process, development and forecast.

Date: 11 June 2013
Location: Tel Aviv I Fairs & Conventions Center

For more information, contact tour@globalgap.org or visit www.tour2013.org

The GLOBALG.A.P. Certification System is made up of interlinking mechanisms that ensure the proper development, implementation, improvement, integrity, transparency and harmonization of our certificates.

Development: Our standards are the product of a transparent and independent standard setting system based on the intensive collaboration, consultation and communication between our Technical Committees, Stakeholder Committees, Certification Body Committee, Board and Secretariat. You can read more about it under Governance.

Implementation: Our extensive network of more than 140 GLOBALG.A.P. approved certification bodies operating all around the world ensures that our standards are adapted and applied consistently on every GLOBALG.A.P. certified farm.

Improvement: We provide extensive training opportunities through our GLOBALG.A.P. Academy for producers, buyers, auditors and consultants, keeping everyone involved always up-to-date. Our GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Assurers provide producers with extensive consulting services to help them get certified.

Integrity: GLOBALG.A.P.’s Integrity Program provides a unique framework of checks and controls to monitor CB performance and guideline implementation. The GLOBALG.A.P. Database provides tools for validating certificates and checking producers.

Harmonization: We benchmark schemes and standards around the world to facilitate certification and upgrade G.A.P. standards.

The GLOBALG.A:P. headoffice is located in Cologne, Germany.
Visit www.globalgap.org for more information.

Claudia Meifert

Public Relations
GLOBALG.A.P. c/o FoodPLUS GmbH
HRB 35211 Koeln
Managing Director: Dr. Kristian Moeller
Spichernstr. 55 - 50672 Koeln, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 2 21-5 79 93-997; Fax: -89
www.globalgap.org
mailto:meifert@globalgap.org

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