The standard covers all steps of the agricultural production process including produce handling. It is applicable for primary production as well as for all market participants trading with GLOBALG.A.P. certified products.
Not only individual producers but also producer groups can apply for a GLOBALG.A.P. certification so that small producers also have the possibility to gain access to the internation market.
GLOBALG.A.P. certification is getting a more and more crucial criteria required by retailers and distributors as well as by the food processing industry.
Since 2011 there has also been the option to obtain a Chain of Custody certification which is of special interest for companies which focus the trade with GLOBALG.A.P. certified products.
For more detailed information concerning GLOBALG.A.P. please visit: http://www.globalgap.org/uk_en/index.html