GLOBALG.A.P. during productive discussions during the International Congress of Red Fruits in Spain

The recent visit by an GLOBALG.A.P. group at the International Congress of Red Fruits Huelva in Spain between 19 and June 2024, marked an important moment in the certification of agricultural products scene and was the platform of choice for various the various stakeholders in the industry, such as exporters, producers as well as suppliers and service providers, to meet to exchange information on the changing Spanish red fruit industry.

The congress was also attended by the Dr Nolan Quiros, Senior Technical specialist at GLOBALG.A.P., delivered a engaging presentation that was titled “Harvesting new successes: GLOBALG.A.P. and the competitive benefits it offers in the field of Huelva fruit.” The presentation Quiros stressed the significance of voluntary standards like the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard, as well as the GRASP addition to mitigate the risks associated with human rights as well as food safety violations.

In a presentation that highlighted the red fruit regional scene in Spain, Quiros underscored the increasing focus on the respect of the rights of workers and humans and highlighting Huelva as an important hub for competition with a strong dedication towards the social and workplace aspects. The GRASP addition was recognized for its contribution to assisting producers to adhere to local laws as well as ILO fundamental conventions to ensure an equal amount of compensation and fair treatment to all employees.

In his remarks at the end, Quiros commended Huelva for the tenacity of its team in dealing with the current issues, and attributed a large portion of its success to the help of groups such as Freshuelva. He stressed that certificates as well as assessments such as GLOBALG.A.P. IFA and GRASP are more than just a simple verification document They are essential information systems that supply chains that promote accountability and transparency, and encouraging ethical practices in agriculture.

The GLOBALG.A.P. delegation’s involvement in the International Congress of Red Fruits shows a commitment shared to sustainable practices in agriculture and the highest ethical standards in the field. While the industry continues to grow, partnerships and initiatives such as these open the way to the most sustainable and responsible agriculture in the future.

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Leonie Fischer


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Source: The Plantations International Agroforestry Group of Companies