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GLOBALGAP Certification of agricultural products
GLOBALGAP Plant propagating material (PPM)

GLOBALGAP Certification of agricultural products

GLOBALGAP Certification of agricultural products

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Certification of agricultural products from all over the world

​GLOBALG.A.P establishes voluntary standards for certifying agricultural products from all over the world. The growing concern over food safety and environmental protection means that ensuring compliance with good practices in this sector is essential. The protocol is based on Food Safety criteria. It surveys production techniques with a focus on controlled use of phytosanitary products to minimise the impact of the waste on food, people and their environment.

Con objeto de ofrecer normas de garantía a todos los eslabones de la cadena de producción, el protocolo GLOBALG.A.P. PPM (Plant Propagating Material) establishes the requirements that producers of plant propagating material must fulfil (seedbeds and plant nurseries). The requirements are kept in line with the rest of the GLOBALG.A.P. protocols and since the publication of the GLOBALG.A.P IFA standard V5​, the PPM certification is included in a sub-scope within the scope of Crops.


  • Ensures confidence among consumers regarding food safety and environmental and work standards.
  • The GLOBALG.A.P sub-scope certification for Plant Propagating Material (PPM) closes the chain of production by offering guarantees to producers of crops for fresh consumption (fruits and vegetables) on the origin and safety of the plant propagating material used (seeds and seedlings).


  • Ensures confidence among producers of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Guarantees access to markets. Certified seedbeds and nurseries included the PPM sub-scope offer improved guarantees to GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers.
  • Enables compliance with relevant legislation.

Any operator who produces fruit and vegetable plant propagating material for fresh consumption will be able to carry out joint assessments for both scopes. In applicable cases, given the structure based on risk management, GLOBALG.A.P. certification can be carried out together with the food safety audits of protocols BRC (Overall Standard for Food Safety) and IFS (International Food Standard), given that these include requirements for a food safety system.

GLOBALG.A.P. audits can be carried out together with other modules to obtain assessments of compliance with TESCO NURTURE, ALBERT HEIJN, GRASP, LEAF MARQUE and GLOBALG.A.P. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, where applicable. 

Once the Audit process has been completed, if the requirements established in the protocol are fulfilled:


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AENOR has issued more than 390 GLOBALG.A.P. certificates

AENOR holds the UNE-EN-ISO/IEC accreditation 17065:2012 for the GLOBALG.A.P. protocol for the fruits and vegetables (FV) and Plant Propagating Material (PPM) sub-scopes.