The project will enable GLOBALG.A.P. to gain an understanding of what the market expects from a cannabis standard at the agricultural level and thus to design an industry-leading relevant standard.
GLOBALG.A.P. selected ADAS because of its independence and objectivity with respect to cannabis issues. At this still relatively early stage in the development of the cannabis market, ADAS will be able to share the results of the investigation with GLOBALG.A.P. and offer market perspectives from a wide range of stakeholders across key potential countries that could benefit from a potential future standard.
In recent years, ADAS has been supporting knowledge building in the cannabis sector. The company has an established track record in this sector because, in 2004, it carried out initial trials and a major study on cannabis and flax for Defra, the UK government department overseeing agriculture. With experts in crop production, sustainability and agricultural supply chains, ADAS is well-positioned to support the aims and objectives of GLOBALG.A.P.