SDG-based market incentives for farmers

GLOBALG.A.P. is a global partnership of leading retail chains, food brands and farmers that develop certification standards for good agricultural practices. As a non-government organisation, we define and implement such farming standards through an open private and public stakeholder process across global food supply chains.

By linking small, medium and large-scale farms to local and global corporate food buyers, we help farmers utilise globally recognised certificates to access new markets. Market incentives encourage farmers to adopt safe and sustainable farming practices and measure their contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

GLOBALG.A.P. farming practices focus on food safety, environmental and social aspects and have already been applied by more than 175,000 farmers in over 120 countries. Customised training programmes enable more and more farmers to achieve our certification.

Once certified, each farm has a solid foundation to begin implementing and reporting compliance with a number of SDGs. An annual independent check through GLOBALG.A.P.’s global certification and integrity programme enables third-party assured data to enter a reporting system for farm contributions to SDGs. We offer this added authentication through an extensive infrastructure involving 140 independent certification bodies featuring international ISO-based accreditation from more than 34 countries.

GLOBALG.A.P. is in the process of employing new information technologies to further advance the gathering, processing and reporting of farm-level information beyond the GLOBALG.A.P. baseline, thus enabling assurance of SDG compliance levels in the supply chains of food brands. GLOBALG.A.P. facilitates the creation of a transparent market with the potential to accelerate the transformation of the global food sector towards 2030 goals.

For more info: www.globalgap.org