Consumers worldwide are increasingly demanding quality foods, produced safely and sustainably. Retailers around the world are rising to meet the challenge by demanding certification from their producers. But they face a tricky situation when working with emerging producers, who may not be able to achieve GLOBALG.A.P. Certification. And producers without certification for their products have difficulties accessing local and regional markets.

Our solution: localg.a.p. This innovative product is the stepping stone towards certification. A cost-effective solution for emerging markets, it helps producers gain gradual recognition by providing an entry level to GLOBALG.A.P. Certification. And it helps retailers gain access to quality foods, support their local and regional producers, and promote Good Agricultural Practice.

localg.a.p. offers producers and buyers two options:

  • The localg.a.p. standard is a complete package solution that can be used right away.
  • The localg.a.p. program is a customized solution that gives GLOBALG.A.P. members the opportunity to initiate their own program.

Our cost-effective, ready-to-use solution offers a stepwise approach that covers the minimum requirements for food safety and hygiene. Ideal for emerging growers, this solution provides a sub-set of GLOBALG.A.P. control points, a localg.a.p. checklist and localg.a.p. general rules.

Producers who have successfully implemented the localg.a.p. standard receive a letter of conformance and are assigned a localg.a.p number or LGN. This unique 13-digit number identifies producers in the GLOBALG.A.P. Database and makes it easier for retailers to trace producers and monitor their audit results.

Buyers interested in sourcing from localg.a.p.-assessed producers can download the localg.a.p. standard documents from our website and pass them on to their producers for implementation. To monitor their localg.a.p. producers, they simply sign an agreement for observer status to gain access to the GLOBALG.A.P. Database.

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