The GAP Awards give farmers from around the world an opportunity to showcase their achievements and gain industry recognition for their efforts to implement good agricultural practices. The judges look for applicants who have developed unique, innovative solutions that make a positive impact on not only their farms and revenues, but also their workers, the environment, and the community. They also seek producers who have been pioneers of change and are the first to implement related policies in their country.
“We know how difficult it is for farmers all over the world to provide us with high-quality food around the clock despite the COVID-19 crisis, as well as being there for their families and still investing in the future and further development. Our respect goes out to all those who are tirelessly there for us. We would love to hear from as many farmers as possible. Please apply for our GAP Awards and show us how you are coping with current and future challenges.” said Kristian Moeller, CEO of GlobalGAP.
Only GlobalGAP Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard certified producers and producer groups (including any programs involving one or more certified producers) may apply. All applicants must submit an application form, business logo, PDF abstract, pictures, and contact information by 30 April 2022. The judges will make their selections by the end of June 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the application period has been extended to cover the 2 years leading up to the next GlobalGAP Summit.
GlobalGAP will announce 4 winners and their accomplishments at the end of July 2022. Each winner will receive an invitation to a special awards ceremony held during the GlobalGAP Summit 2022. GAP Awards 2022 winners will also receive a certificate, seal, and trophy. GlobalGAP will cover travel and accommodation costs for each winner (1 person per company).
Sponsored by CropLife, the 2022 award covers four main categories:
- Women in agriculture
- Agricultural impact: Monitoring and evaluation – water, biodiversity, etc.
- Smallholders/Capacity building – localg.a.p./Primary Farm Assurance (PFA) implementation
- Innovation for sustainability
Based on an assessment criteria checklist, a team of judges will evaluate the outstanding performance and achievements of producers with certified processes in these areas. The subcategory areas include:
- Traceability – IT/transparency usage
- Push for partnerships/co-operations (public, private, etc.)
- Innovative practices/technologies
- Economic aspects/added value
- Passion and powerful story
- Climate-friendly practices/CO2 emission reduction
Judges will also acknowledge the COVID-19 pandemic by assessing:
- The impacts of COVID-19 and how producers have faced the global pandemic