GLOBALG.A.P. IFA v6 → Group Certification (QMS&IIT)

21-23 May 2024 | Quality Management System & Internal Auditor Training v6 (35-1444-24)

Course description: Ideal for all those interested in understanding how the GLOBALG.A.P. producer group and multisite producer certification system works to apply safe and responsible practices on the farm.
Date: 21-23 May 2024
Fee: EUR 300
Starting time: 9.00 am Nairobi Time (UTC+2) Check your local time here
Duration: In-course modules: 20 hours. Self-paced modules: 1 hour
Language: English
Trainer: Mahinda Wahome

Class Instructor

Mahinda Wahome, Technical Key Account Manager Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.

Mahinda is the GLOBALG.A.P.'s technical expert and trainer for the Eastern Africa Region. He joined GLOBALG.A.P. in June 2018 to support the region’s Farm Assurers, Certification Bodies, Producers and other stakeholders. He has been in the horticultural sector serving at various capacities for over 20 years. As an expert in Good Agricultural Practices, he assists producers in the certification of agricultural products in Africa ensuring they comply with the market requirements. He holds a Bsc. Agriculture degree from the University of Nairobi. Mahinda is qualified in Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor certification, Crop Protection, Integrated Crop Management, and Environmental Management.

Who should participate?:

  • Anyone interested in understanding how the GLOBALG.A.P. producer group and multisite producer certification system works to apply safe and responsible practices on the farm.
  • Staff responsible for implementing the quality management system (QMS) for Option 1 multisite producers.
  • Staff responsible for implementing the QMS for Option 2 producer groups.
  • ++Please note, that this is not a GLOBALG.A.P. Certification Body Training.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Understand the requirements for setting up a QMS with regard to the IFA v6 principles and criteria.
    • Know the differences between the IFA v6 Smart and IFA v6 GFS certification requirements for producer groups and multisite producers with QMS.
    • Understand the training requirements for internal auditors who audit the QMS and producer group members/production sites.
    • Be familiar with the basic principles for good auditing practices that shall be applied during internal audits, understand the basic audit process, and know what shall be covered in the internal audit report.

    Course information:

    • This is an online live course with a trainer, including many interactive activities and
      group work with other course participants. The workshop fee includes a certificate of attendance and examination. Presentations and standard documents will be shared on this platform before the training starts.
    • The maximum number of participants is 15. Acceptance is based on a first-come-first-serve basis. You will receive a confirmation e-mail upon payment.

    Technical requirements:

    • Use of Microsoft Teams to connect to the live sessions with the trainer.
    • Stable internet connection: test it here Recommended band width:800kbps/1.0Mbps (up/down) for high quality video
    • Camera and microphone activated
    • Use of headset
    • Calm environment
    • Any of the following browsers: Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Firefox

    Questions? Please contact the GLOBALG.A.P. Academy
    By registering for this course you agree with the GLOBALG.A.P. Terms and Conditionsfor Workshop and Trainings.

Language: English

  • QMS&IAT Course Agenda sample
  • Self-paced training
  • Welcome to our GLOBALG.A.P. Virtual Classroom
  • Introduction to GLOBALG.A.P.
  • Training material
  • Module 1: GLOBALG.A.P. General Regulations
  • Module 2: GLOBALG.A.P. QMS Requirements
  • Module 3: GLOBALG.A.P. Basic Auditing Principles for Internal Auditors
  • Activities solutions
  • Course survey
  • ONLINE EXAM (it will be activated at the end of the course)
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever