“Organic farming enriches your life!”
Agricultural Commodity Cooperative (STSC) Bio Farmer was established in Jalal-Abad Oblast in 2007 with the support of Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation. Bio Farmer was the first cooperative in Kyrgyzstan, which received an international IMO certificate from Switzerland for the production of organic products and in 2008 was the first cooperative in Central Asia to receive the Fairtrade Certificate “FLO-CERT Germany”.
Since the beginning of 2016, Bio Farmer has 1,394 members of farmers and covers a total area of 2,950 hectares. The cooperative works almost exclusively with small producers (98%) who own an area of less than 2 hectares and 19.12% of organic members are women.