Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) V6 at a Glance

Through four public consultation periods, starting in May 2020 and encompassing almost 700 participants in 120 World Consultation Tour webinars conducted in 15 languages, we received over 4,000 comments on the IFA v6 documents. The third consultation round also included field trials in seven different countries to test the standard on the ground.

After successful revision by the technical committees, the final standard documents were approved by the GLOBALG.A.P. Advisory Board in October 2021.

IFA v6 was launched on 26 April 2022 and features updates including:

  • Two parallel editions: Our flagship IFA v6 Smart, appropriate for the majority of producers, and IFA v6 GFS for those who require GFSI recognition
  • Smarter, customized checklists
  • Journey towards an outcome-oriented, impact-driven approach
  • Simplified benchmarking options
  • Complete audit reports generated by Audit Online Hub in a paperless, uniform design
  • Enhanced integrity through uniform certificate templates available in real time in Validation Service
  • Mandatory continuous improvement plans introduced at producer level
  • New and updated sustainability criteria on topics such as plastics, waste, carbon neutrality, deforestation, and animal welfare

For a detailed explanation of the two editions, changes to the standard, the new terminology, and all relevant FAQs, see the documents listed in the downloads section.

Entering the smart era

Over the last two years, GLOBALG.A.P. has been coordinating the revision of its flagship IFA standard as well as other GLOBALG.A.P. rules, standards, and systems. During the revision process, it became clear that this included much more than just a new version of the IFA standard.

As a result, we developed our new vision – smart farm assurance solutions. This was spearheaded by the launch of IFA v6 in April 2022 and will be progressively deployed across all of our products and services.

Click here to find out more about our approach and why now is the time for our solutions to enter the smart era.


Quicklinks

IFA v6 documents generator
Answer questions to generate applicable standard documents

IFA homepage
Learn more about our flagship standard

IFA versions overview
Guide to current options and validity

Audit Online Hub
Our solution for digital checklists and audit reports

Public consultations and field trials
How our stakeholders influence standard development

Smart farm assurance solutions
Our vision for a smarter future

Downloads

IFA v6: What’s new?
A high-level overview of changes and updates to the standard

Guide to IFA v6 terminology
A glossary of defined terms associated with the new standard

IFA v6 timeline
How we got here and where we are going in the future

To help you with the transition into this new era of smart farm assurance solutions, we invite you to attend our free webinar series. Click on a webinar to learn more!

Event Date Location Category
GRASP v2, 8:00-09:30 p.m. CEST (English) 31 May 2022 Online Webinar
IFA v6 for flowers and ornamentals, 3:00-4:30 p.m. CEST (Spanish) 31 May 2022 Online Webinar
GRASP v2, 3:30-05:00 p.m. CEST (English) 30 May 2022 Online Webinar
IFA v6 for aquaculture, 8:00-09:30 p.m. CEST (English) 27 May 2022 Online Webinar
IFA v6 for fruit and vegetables, 3:00-4:30 p.m. CEST (English) 27 May 2022 Online Webinar
IFA v6 for fruit and vegetables, 3:00-4:30 p.m. CEST (Spanish) +++ Registration closed +++ 27 May 2022 Online Webinar
IFA v6 for fruit and vegetables, 9:00-10:30 a.m. CEST (English) 27 May 2022 Online Webinar
GRASP v2, 3:00-04:30 p.m. CEST (Spanish) 25 May 2022 Online Webinar
IFA v6 for flowers and ornamentals, 9:00-10:30 a.m. CEST (German) 25 May 2022 Online Webinar
IFA v6 for fruit and vegetables, 8:00-09:30 p.m. CEST (English) 24 May 2022 Online Webinar
IFA v6 for flowers and ornamentals, 9:00-10:30 a.m. CEST (English) 24 May 2022 Online Webinar
IFA v6 for aquaculture, 9:00-10:30 a.m. CEST (German) - Cancelled 24 May 2022 Online Webinar
IFA v6 for aquaculture, 3:00-04:30 p.m. CEST (Spanish) 23 May 2022 Online Webinar
IFA v6 for fruit and vegetables, 9:00-10:30 a.m. CEST (German) +++ Registration closed +++ 23 May 2022 Online Webinar
IFA v6 for aquaculture, 9:00-10:30 a.m. CEST (English) +++ Registration closed +++ 23 May 2022 Online Webinar