Guy Callebaut

Guy Callebaut

Vice-Chairman of the Board of BelOrta (Producers' organization, recent merger of Mechelse Veilingen and Coöbra), VBT/BelOrtaB, Belgium

Chairman of the GLOBALG.A.P. Board - Supplier/Crops Representative

When the GLOBALG.A.P. Board appointed Guy Callebaut as Chairman in 2013, he became the first producer ever to chair this global partnership between retailers and suppliers. As an active producer of pears and apples, Guy Callebaut is responsible for the general and day-to-day management of the farm and hence very much aware of the daily struggle to deliver safe and high quality products in a cost efficient way. As Vice-Chairman of the Board of the producers’ cooperative BelÒrta, he coordinates the overall strategy of cooperative marketing at the benefit of all producer members. Guy Callebaut was involved in the introduction and promotion of integrated pest management (IPM), which resulted in the inclusion of IPM in both the national and European legislation as well as in the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard. On a regular base, Guy conducts volunteer missions in Central Africa to assist agricultural cooperatives in the introduction of international production standards.

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Session Details

Speaker at: The Future of GLOBALG.A.P.
Date & Time: Wednesday, 29 October, 9-10:30 a.m.
Location: Plenary/Mezzoon Ballroom

Moderator at: Breakout Session localg.a.p.
Date & Time: Wednesday, 29 October, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Plenary/Mezzoon Ballroom

Session Description

The Future of GLOBALG.A.P.
Panel discussion with GLOBALG.A.P. Board and Keynote Speakers

Breakout Session localg.a.p.
localg.a.p. is the stepping stone toward certification. An efficient solution for markets where quality standards in agriculture are emerging, it helps producers gain gradual recognition by providing an entry level to GLOBALG.A.P. Certification. And it helps retailers gain access to quality foods, support their local and regional producers, and promote Good Agricultural Practice.