GLOBALGAP is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe. The GLOBALGAP standard is primarily designed to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by minimising detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety as well as animal welfare. GLOBALGAP serves as a practical manual for Good Agricultural Practice (G.A.P.) anywhere in the world. The basis is an equal partnership of agricultural producers and retailers who wish to establish efficient certification standards and procedures.
Founded in Europe 10 years ago, GLOBALGAP (formerly known as EUREPGAP) now includes 80,000 certified producers in more than 80 countries. Designed for agricultural products worldwide, the program reassures consumers about how food is produced on the farm by: