Sep. 29, 2017
STK (Stockton) is honored to host GLOBALG.A.P. a global organization with the common purpose of creating private sector incentives for the agricultural producers worldwide to adopt safe and sustainable agricultural practices.
The GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR takes place every year and is part of a campaign to engage leading stakeholders around the globe. This TOUR Stop will be in the holy city of Jerusalem and consists of a half day event, which gathers all STK representatives all over the world and GLOBALG.A.P. stakeholders in Israel, as well as governmental officials from agriculture and the food industry.
“We’re delighted to host the GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR, a prestigious organization whose vision is of safe and sustainable agricultural production worldwide, connecting farmers and brand owners in the food supply chain from the field-to-the-fork,” explained Guy Elitzur, CEO of STK. We are committed to continue its ongoing journey into the secret life of plants and apply cutting-edge scientific research and technological innovation in bringing it’s resilient qualities to farmers everywhere.”
GLOBALG.A.P. sets voluntary standards of Good Agricultural Practices for the certification of agricultural products around the globe–and more and more producers, suppliers and buyers are harmonizing their certification standards to match. GLOBALG.A.P. prides itself at bringing food safety and sustainability innovation to the market, as well as driving continuous improvements in Good Agriculture and Aquaculture Practices for the future of the food industry.
Kristian Moeller, CEO GLOBALG.A.P. said "Having STK hosting the TOUR Stop in Jerusalem we could rely on a very strong and internationally recognized partner. This way we reach out to producers in Israel thus pairing sustainability with technological innovation. We thank STK for the support giving GLOBALG.A.P. a voice in Israel."
GLOBALG.A.P. is one of the world's leading farm assurance systems that offers a clear focus on food safety paired with other significant elements of Good Agricultural Practices, a transparent and robust integrity system equipped with an increasing flexibility to respond to market requirements, and modular and customized solutions for certification, farm assessments, and capacity building. Today, over 160,000 primary producers are under GLOBALG.A.P. Certification in 124 countries. GLOBALG.A.P. Schemes primarily focus on product safety, environmental impact and the health, safety and welfare of workers and animals.