is a private sector entity which establishes standards
for the certification of agricultural and aquaculture on
a voluntary basis.
GLOBALGAP standard has been designed, principally, in
order to reassure consumers on the way foodstuff are
produced in the farm through the minimization of harmful
environmental impacts of farm works, by reducing the use
of chemical inputs and adopting a responsible approach
directed to human health and safety as well as to animal
GLOBALGAP functions worldwide as an applied manual
for Good Agricultural Practices. Its fundamental
principle is to ensure equal partnership of agriculture
producers and retailers who are willing to establish
effective certification standards and procedures.