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The Integrated Management Systems in the Agricultural Production against AGRO 2 present an extension of the ISO 14000 standard enhasing elements of the ISO 9000.

In order to satisfy the customers demands and moreover the harmonization with the national and international demands, the agricultural sector has to be based on aspects that will assure quality and safety of its products and respect the environment in the way it is operating. Under this philosophy a need emerged for the design and implementation of Integrated Crop Management Systems (ICM). An independent certification body certifies ICM systems in order to bring “an external good evidence” for the way they are managed and functioned.

The basic steps for the establishment of the system are:

  • Policy definition of the agricultural production and more specifically the coverage of the legal matters concerning the environment and the produced agricultural products, the prevention of pollution and the continual management improvement in respect with the environment, the safety and the quality of the agricultural products
  • Planning of environmental issues, their legal demands, aims and objectives of the operation, and plan of improvement
  • Performance in respect to the organizing, the training, the communication, the documentation, the documents handling, the basic functions of the operation, the risk management, and the trace ability of the produced product
  • Internal Audit, Corrective and Precautionary Actions
  • Management review and investigation for the correctness and effectiveness of the system


The ICM demands cover all the activities in the agricultural operation, such as:

  • Variety selection
  • General agricultural practices
  • Soil management
  • Nutrition of plants
  • Irrigation
  • Plant protection
  • Harvest and storage
  • Energy efficiency and machinery management
  • Pollution control and waste management
  • Environment and biodiversity
  • Health & safety and worker training



GLOBALGAP, Option 1, 2

GLOBALGAP (formerly known as EUREPGAP) has established itself as a key reference for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in the global market.

GLOBALGAP is an internationally accepted and recognized standard by retailers for primary production and implemented in over 80 countries worldwide. The fundamental principle is the equal participation of producers and retailers to create standards and certification procedures.
GLOBALGAP is primarily intended to regain consumer confidence in the way food is produced on the farm by minimizing the devastating environmental effects of farming processes, reducing chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to the health and safety of the workers as well as animal welfare.
It covers the entire process from inputs like feed or seedlings, to all the other parameters involved in the process, until the release of  the product from the farm.
The scope of GLOBALGAP certification covers the production of fruits, vegetables, cereals, livestock, flowers, propagating material, fish products and other farming products.

GLOBALG.A.P. Certification covers:

  • Food safety and traceability
  • Environment (including biodiversity)
  • Workers’ health, safety and welfare
  • Animal welfare
  • Includes Integrated Crop Management (ICM), Integrated Pest Control (IPC),
    Quality Management System (QMS), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)




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