IFA Plants Certification

The IFA plants scope covers hundreds of products and all types of production systems in the product categories:

  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Flowers and ornamentals
  • Combinable crops
  • Tea
  • Hops
  • Plant propagation material

The standard defines clear criteria for responsible farming practices in primary production, from preharvest activities through to postharvest handling.

Producers can be certified for multiple product categories under the IFA plants scope in one certificate, and certification options are available for all sizes and types of farms, including smallholders.

Click a  product category  tile to learn more about the requirements or visit the  IFA homepage to see how the standard works.

Latest news on GLOBALG.A.P. plants certification

Quicklinks

IFA homepage
The standard explained

Crops for Processing standard
Certification for crops that are destined to be frozen, juiced, used in animal feed, and more

Chain of Custody standard
Identifying the status of your product from farm to retailer

GLOBALG.A.P. add-ons
Upgrade your status with a portfolio of made-to-measure add-ons for plants certification

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GLOBALG.A.P. Showcases Floriculture Solutions at Royal FloraHolland’s Trade Fair Aalsmeer 9 November 2022 Press Release
Ecuador’s Floral Chain Group Achieves GRASP Assessment 27 October 2022 Flowers & Ornamentals
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Improving Supply Chain Sustainability with the New GLOBALG.A.P. Community Member Consentio 27 October 2022 Fruit & Vegetables
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GLOBALG.A.P. Engages with the Spanish Market at Fruit Attraction 2022 5 October 2022 News
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GLOBALG.A.P. on Speakers' Corner Panel at IPM Summer Edition 28 July 2022 Flowers & Ornamentals
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GLOBALG.A.P. and Solidaridad Announce Strategic Collaboration 30 June 2022 News
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7 June Is World Food Safety Day 7 June 2022 Fruit & Vegetables
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GLOBALG.A.P. Celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity 19 May 2022 Fruit & Vegetables
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GLOBALG.A.P. at Seafood Expo Global 2022 27 April 2022 Aquaculture
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Encouraging Biodiversity in Conventional Agriculture 27 April 2022 Fruit & Vegetables
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GLOBALG.A.P. Launches IFA v6, GRASP v2, and Smart Farm Assurance Solutions 26 April 2022 News
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GLOBALG.A.P. at Fruit Logistica 2022 6 April 2022 Fruit & Vegetables
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F-Trace, GLOBALG.A.P., GS1 and IFS Agree on Strategic ESG Cooperation 29 March 2022 News
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New Community Platform fTRACE Transparency Launched 10 March 2022 News
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New GGN Label Launched at Spanish Retailer EROSKI 7 March 2022 Aquaculture
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717 Malian Smallholders Achieve GLOBALG.A.P. Certification 23 February 2022 Fruit & Vegetables
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A Benchmarking First in Latin America 23 February 2022 Benchmarking News
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Bambara Groundnut: the Underutilized Superfood 23 February 2022 Fruit & Vegetables
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Farm Assurer Program Evolves into Registered Trainer Program 30 January 2022 Announcement
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Integrity Report 2020 Now Online 29 November 2021 Announcement
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GLOBALG.A.P.’s Integrated Farm Assurance v5.4-GFS Achieves GFSI Recognition in the Fruit and Vegetables Category 18 November 2021 Fruit & Vegetables
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Revised IFA Standard Featured at Fruit Attraction 2021 28 October 2021 Fruit & Vegetables
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Sonae MC Becomes the First Retailer to Launch the GGN Label in the Fruits and Vegetables Category 30 September 2021 Fruit & Vegetables
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IDA Makes It into FSI Basket 31 August 2021 Flowers & Ornamentals
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New IFA Version Nears the Finish Line 2 August 2021 Aquaculture
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Extension of Deadline and Request for Stakeholder Comments for Public Consultation Round 3 4 June 2021 News
GLOBALG.A.P. Renews GFSI Recognition for Harmonized Produce Safety Standard 18 May 2021 News
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GLOBALG.A.P. Gains GFSI Recognition for Produce Handling Assurance 13 May 2021 News
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Unveiled at Last! The New GGN Label 29 April 2021 Aquaculture
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GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance Standard Is Third-Party Certification for New Walmart U.S. Pollinator Health Commitments 29 April 2021 News
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New GGN Label - A Cross-Category Consumer Label to Make Responsible Farming Visible 27 April 2021 News
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Presenting GLOBALG.A.P.’s Newest Add-on 25 February 2021 News
GLOBALG.A.P. Signs MoU with amfori to Support Human Rights Due Diligence 1 February 2021 News
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GLOBALG.A.P. Floriculture Future Forum Draws a Bunch of Professionals 1 February 2021 Flowers & Ornamentals
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Biodiversity Add-on for Fruit and Vegetables 1 February 2021 Fruit & Vegetables
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Floriculture Future Forum by GLOBALG.A.P. 28 January 2021 Flowers & Ornamentals
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Your Comments Requested: New Version 6 Topics Open for Public Consultation 27 January 2021 News
Second Public Consultation Phase Opens for Food Safety Version 6 Draft – December 15 to January 31, 2021 22 December 2020 News
O Christmas Tree, O (GGN Labeled) Christmas Tree… 30 November 2020 Flowers & Ornamentals
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Syngenta Blooms under GLOBALG.A.P. Certification 30 November 2020 Flowers & Ornamentals
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New GLOBALG.A.P. Add-on Offers More Choice to Floriculture Producers 28 October 2020 Flowers & Ornamentals
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GLOBALG.A.P. to Make Digital Checklists Mandatory as of November 2020 28 October 2020 News
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IFAMA 30th World Conference – Agribusiness CEOs on Food Chain Transparency 22 September 2020 News
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GLOBALG.A.P. Opens Applications for G.A.P. Awards 2022 4 September 2020 Announcement
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GLOBALG.A.P. Solutions – User-Friendly App Available Now 21 August 2020 News
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New Videos for Seasonal Workers Instructions for Harvesting Rhubarb and Strawberries 19 May 2020 Announcement
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GLOBALG.A.P. Begins World Consultation Tour for Standard Revision Version 6 14 May 2020 Announcement
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Increased Visibility for Certified Aquaculture 5 May 2020 Announcement
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Fünf Videos zur Anleitung von Erntehelfern 3 April 2020 News
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GLOBALG.A.P. Announces World Consultation Tour - Press Conference at Fruit Logistica 11 February 2020 News
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GRASP Takes Account of Country Risk Level Classification 5 February 2020 News
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Sector to Upgrade GLOBALG.A.P. Standard for Flowers and Ornamentals 28 January 2020 News
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GLOBALG.A.P. and AgriPlace Chain are now Connected 28 January 2020 News
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G.A.P. Awards - embargoed 22 January 2020 News
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GLOBALG.A.P. Meets Food Manufacturing Industry's Sustainable Farming Mark 10 January 2020 News
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GLOBALG.A.P. Partners with Sustainable Rice Platform - Launch at ANUGA 2019 7 October 2019 Announcement
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Central de Carnes Premium Joins Forces with El Corte Inglés to be the First in the World to Implement the GGN Label (GLOBALG.A.P.) for Livestock 30 July 2019 News
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SIZA Audits Now Visible on the GLOBALG.A.P. Database 16 May 2019 Announcement
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News Update at Seafood Expo 2019. Three Years Of The Aquaculture Label GGN: Learnings, Challenges, and Trends 6 May 2019 Aquaculture
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GLOBALG.A.P. Recognised against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 7.1 25 February 2019 News
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Van Dijk Flora Becomes First Dutch Exporter of Flowers and Plants with GGN Label 22 February 2019 Flowers & Ornamentals
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Fruit Logistica 2019: SPRING – Sustainable Program for Irrigation and Groundwater Use 5 February 2019 News
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A UK First for The Scottish Salmon Company as it Signs Up to Consumer Quality Assurance Scheme 28 October 2016 News
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SUMMIT 2016 Press Release: GLOBALG.A.P. Enters the Future of Farm Certification 27 September 2016 Announcement
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