GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) for Hops

Brief description

The Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard for hops is the first farm-level standard specifically for hop production. It provides producers with clarity on market requirements and facilitates a long-term holistic approach to agricultural practices at farm level, at all stages of production, production processes and traceability.

 

Detailed Description

Integrated management for hops covers the main aspects of primary production, from pre-harvest activities to post-harvest handling.

The key requirements for hops include: Traceability; Health, safety and welfare of workers; Biodiversity; Energy efficiency; Waste management; Plant propagation material; Soil and substrate management; Fertilization; Water management; Plant protection products.

 

What Is the certification procedure?

 You can download the certification regulation here .The regulation includes information on the audit procedure and on the issuing and maintaining of certification.

 

 Who is it for?

 This standard is applied by agricultural holdings of all sizes, groups of producers, and/or individual producers.

 

What are the benefits of certification?  

  • Meeting growing consumer expectations in areas such as biodiversity, responsible water management and the use of agricultural inputs.
  • Responsibly addressing social sustainability issues
  • Implementation of a safety and sustainability standard specific to the hop industry, especially at farm level.
  • Assurance of the implementation of responsible agricultural practices
  • Strengthening the promotional strategy and commercial objectives of the company
  • Use of the recognizable GLOBALG.A.P. logo in corporate communication, highlighting compliance with an internationally recognized standard

 

Who do I contact for certification?

Customer Service Department Contact Person: Ms. Anna Topaltziki, Tel: +30210 5220920, Ext: 2064

Certification Regulation

Certification application

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