The Agricultural Commodity and Service Cooperative (ACSC): Bio Farmer
Product: Seed cotton, walnuts, potatoes, pulses, borlotti beansM
FLO ID: 20294
Individual members 1,082
Year Fairtrade Certified: 2008
Organisation Type: Smallholder
The Agricultural Commodity and Service Cooperative (ACSC) “Bio Farmer” unites farmers from three regions of Kyrgyzstan: Jalalabad, Batken and Talas.
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ACSC “Bio Farmer” was founded in 2007 as a Public Union, with further re-registration as an Agricultural Commodity and Service Cooperative “Bio Farmer” in 2009. The cooperative was established in 2007 and is most known for its Fairtrade seed cotton, but the farmers also cultivate Fairtrade walnuts, potatoes, pulses and b0rlotti beans.
The Agricultural Commodity and Service Cooperative (ACSC) “Bio Farmer” is a producer organization promoting organic and Fairtrade farming. Its members are lobbying for favorable conditions for organic and Fairtrade production and trade, and is marketing organic produce. The cooperative was organic certified in 2005 and organic farmers have 27% higher net profit compared to their fellow farmers (Impact study on organic and Fairtrade cotton in Kyrgyzstan, CDE, 2009).