Doubling the Number of GRASP Assessments
In 2016 one major challenge was the date on which the new GLOBALG.A.P. Standard Version 5 became mandatory.
Nevertheless, the global number of fruit and vegetable growers under GLOBALG.A.P. Certification increased by 9.5 % to 168,060.
The number of growers adopting GRASP (GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment for Social Practices) increased by 116 %, thus more than doubling.
That means that six months before the deadline that a number of major retail buyers set for the farms supplying them for conducting the social risk assessment, nearly 30,000 farms, i.e. 17 % of all GLOBALG.A.P. growers, already have a GRASP assessment. (Source: http://www.globalgap.org)