GLOBALG.A.P. refers to a brand of smart farm assurance solutions, based in Germany with the intent to promote food safety worldwide. Development of Good Agricultural Practice guidelines is tasked to FoodPLUS GmbH and is approached with cooperation from producers, retailers and other relevant stakeholders across the food industry. GLOBALG.A.P. offers you one core product: GLOBALG.A.P. Certification, available for 3 scopes of production: Crops, Livestock, Aquaculture and consisting of a total of more than 40 standards.

Due to increasing demand, GlobalG.A.P. now includes certification specifically aimed at Cannabis and across four key areas: the production and consumption of cannabidiol (CBD); the use of recreational Cannabis; medicinal Cannabis; and the use of Cannabis for the production of seed and fibers that can be used for applications from bioplastics to textiles to construction materials. There are certified auditing bodies in South Africa that now include this specification as part of its auditing services.

The standards addressing safe, socially and environmentally responsible farming practices, include the most popular Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA), focusing on fruit and vegetable, aquaculture, floriculture, livestock and more, among others, the following: 

  • Food safety and traceability
  • Environment (including biodiversity)
  • Workers’ health, safety, and welfare
  • Animal welfare
  • Integrated crop management (ICM) and integrated pest control (IPC)
  • Quality management system (QMS) and a “Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points” (HACCP)

One of the prerequisites of SAHPRA’s section 22C license application process, Cannabis producers are required to obtain GLOBALG.A.P. certification at the intended production site.

Cradlestoned Quality Solutions offer design and implementation of GLOBALG.A.P.-compliant Quality Management Systems, addressing the following aspects:

  • Seed / seedling quality control
  • Land preparation and planting
  • Plant Protection Product & Fertilizer application
  • Harvesting practices
  • Primary Processing and Packhouse Facility
  • Sampling and testing
  • Water Management
  • Soil Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Pest Control
  • Security & Safety Management
  • Hygiene Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Hygiene and Cleaning
  • Waste management
  • Traceability