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G.A.P. is short for Good Agriculture Practices.

GLOBALG.A.P. is the global standard that enforces good agricultural practices and is designed by the global organization named GLOBALG.A.P.. This global organization has a clear objective: safe, sustainable agriculture worldwide. GLOBALG.A.P. sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the world. 

  • Increase value of products by meeting worldwide recognized standard. 
  • Gain access to new local and global customers, markets, suppliers and retailers. 
  • Reduce risks to food safety and product safety and reputation. 
  • Improve efficiency of business processes and management. 
  • Obtaining a GLOBALG.A.P. number (GGN) for identification and traceability at company level (B2B). 

localg.a.p. is designed by GLOBALG.A.P. for farms in emerging economies and emerging markets. It helps producers to apply good agricultural practices that improve farm management efficiency, reduce exposure to food safety risks and comply with food safety legislation. These steps will allow producers to gain better access to local and regional markets.


The localg.a.p. program offers the PRIMARY FARM ASSURANCE (PFA) STANDARD, which is a subset of the GLOBALG.A.P. IFA standard.


PFA is the lowest / entry level of the GLOBALG.A.P. and therefore very suitable for small and medium-sized farms.

localg.a.p. is designed to be used as a capacity-building tool, or to be applied as local standard for agricultural supply chains.

GLOBALG.A.P.  is designed  to be applied as a worldwide standard for agricultural chains.

Below we present you a table with the differences. 



Primary Farm Assurance (PFA)

Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA)



Subset of IFA

Full set of IFA requirements

Three levels: Entry, Foundation and Intermediate

One level with a full set of requirements

Approved certification bodies/verification bodies

GLOBALG.A.P. approved certification bodies

Letter of conformance

GLOBALG.A.P. Certificate

Focus on local markets and capacity building

Suitable for export markets

Benchmarking not possible

Benchmarking possible

 Farm Assurers  

GLOBALG.A.P. Licensed Farm Assurers are consultants to help you implement  Good Agriculture Practices, Get GLOBALG.A.P. certified and maintain the certificate. GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Assurers have first-hand knowledge of the GLOBALG.A.P. system and  the latest developments. 


Yes. Our Team is ready to help you easily understand the GLOBALG.A.P. standard and simplify audit preparations.


  • Advice to producers 
  • Train producers 
  • Conduct pre-audit evaluations 
  • Connecting producers with GLOBALG.A.P. approved certification bodies 
  • Supporting producers during the official audit procedure as a partner 


  • Different GlobalG.A.P. courses   
  • Business coaching 
  • Consultancy  
  • Introduction to GlobalG.A.P. 
  • Integrated Farm Assurance version 5.2 
  • GlobalG.A.P Quality Management System (QMS) 
  • General Regulations Part I 

Yes. We provide the majority of training courses online, but we also deliver courses onsite at our location in Paramaribo.

Fill in the registration form for the course you want to apply for and follow the steps.


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