The organisation received 26 applications from 16 countries, 4 applications from the Phillipines alone. They were all sharing their wonderful success stories.
The GLOBALG.A.P. organization had the great pleasure to announce the 4 winners of the 2016 G.A.P. awards during the Summit 2016 in Amsterdam. This year’s G.A.P. Awards focus on the following three categories: Talent for agriculture, women and youth; water management and Integration of Smallholders.
They were assessed according to the following criteria: Traceability, use of It and transparency usage; push for partnerships and co-operations (public, private, etc.); innovative practices and technologies; economic aspects and created value; passion and powerful story.
The four winners show an outstanding performance and achievements in one or more of the above areas. It was particularly gratifying to see how all of these GLOBALG.A.P.-certified producers evolved into longtime loyal partners, choosing to implement GLOBALG.A.P. principles on their farms and production facilities over many years.GLOBALG.A.P. initiated the G.A.P. Awards in 2012 to honor GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers who have achieved outstanding results through their commitment to GLOBALG.A.P. principles and the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices.
The G.A.P. Awards 2016 winners:
- From Fiji: Ranadi Plantation Partnership
- From Costa Rica: Varcli Pinares S.A.
- From Tanzania: Muviwapasi Association c/o Africado Ldt.
- From Japan: Goshogawara Agricultural and Forestry High School
For more information on the winners and all applicants: http://www.globalgap.org/uk_en/media-events/G.A.P.-Awards/g.a.p.-awards-2016/G.A.P.-Awards-2016-The-Applicants/
This article was originally published on page 41 of edition 145 (Sep-Oct 2016) of Eurofresh Distribution magazine. Read that issue online here.