Fresh Perspectives Issue 11. Making GLOBALGAP smallholder friendly: Can GLOBALGAP be made simpler and less costly without compromising integrity?
GLOBALGAP has become the most successful family of PVS for primary production of a wide range of agricultural products with over 80,000 certified producers in 80 countries. Overall the content of the fruit and vegetable modules (all-farm, cropbase and fruits and vegetable) is well-designed and fit for purpose when applied to large-scale commercial growers; however the experience for SSG in SSA has been less positive. In Kenya, over half of the SSG have dropped out of the GLOBALGAP-compliant supply chain in a single year. This paper reports research examining the potential to support the sustained participation of good smallholders in supply chains governed by GLOBALGAP without compromising food safety.
International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK, 3 pp.