Implementation of the Social Module GRASP of GLOBAL Good Agricultural Practice in Almería
Case Study

The objectives of this project were to develop a local interpretation guideline for GRASP including stakeholder opinions. BSD Consulting also elaborated a pilot test procedure for the successful implementation of GRASP, which can be used for future implementation in other regions. Furthermore, the aim was to enable suppliers of Migros and Coop to support implementation among producers. The project also had to facilitate the exchange of experiences.

The BSD Consulting team in Spain helped develop the local interpretation guideline and facilitated the stakeholder roundtables. The team also elaborated on a set of documents in cooperation with the certification body Sygma Certification to support the implementation and facilitation of documenting compliance with GRASP criteria. In addition, BSD Consulting performed the realization of training courses for suppliers and worker representatives and the consultancy of participating suppliers and worker representatives.
Based on the pilot phase in 2009, Coop and Migros decided to implement GRASP among all their suppliers in the province Almería. BSD Spain was assigned to support the implementation in 2010 and 2011. In total, a group of nine suppliers were supported by BSD Spain in the implementation of GRASP and 75 of their farms passed the GRASP assessment successfully.

Implementation of the Social Module GRASP of GLOBAL Good Agricultural Practice in Almería

September 2008 - Present

The GRASP (GLOBALG.A.P Risk Assessment on Social Practices) module of the standard GLOBALG.A.P is a tool to support farmers in demonstrating their compliance with international and national labor legislation. In 2008, GLOBALG.A.P, in cooperation with Swiss retail companies Coop and Migros, initiated a pilot project to implement GRASP among suppliers of fruit and vegetables in the Spanish province Almería.

  • Migros
  • Coop
  • Retail
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Fair operating practices