The GlobalGAP panel discussion at Fruit Logistica in Berlin will focus on the important topic of water and its responsible use

In view of the growing impact of water scarcity, the GlobalGAP Secretariat has organised a panel discussion on the responsible use of water.

GlobalGAP water irrigation

The discussion will be held at Fruit Logistica in Berlin and offers stakeholders an opportunity to share their perspectives, and discuss emerging solutions in fruit and vegetable production.

The event will be attended by GlobalGAP’s own experts, as well as producers, other GlobalGAP Community Members, certification bodies, as well as an NGO working in the sector.

GlobalGAP said the discussion will address both legal and environmental aspects and will examine the role of certification in the implementation and demonstration of responsible water use at farm level.

In the same vein, the new version of the group’s Sustainable Program for Irrigation and Groundwater Use (Spring Version 2) add-on, launched in September, has “furthered the GlobalGAP Secretariat’s commitment to responsible water use”.

This second version of the add-on introduced simplified implementation rules and stricter principles and criteria regarding legal compliance, GlobalGAP explained.

It also addressed issues such as the assessment of water risks and objectives, management and use of water resources, environmental management, protection of water sources, and traceability.