The advisory board of BIOFACH SOUTH EAST ASIA
The Cambodian Organic Agriculture Association (COrAA) is a nationwide private sector organization working for the promotion of organic agriculture in Cambodia. COrAA is unifying organizations and individuals in Cambodia that are active in organic farming, processing, marketing, trading, and any kind of support to organic agriculture. COrAA was founded in 2006 with the support from Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery and Ministry of Commerce and includes currently nine member institutions (companies, farmer cooperatives and NGOs active in organic agriculture).
Indonesia Organic Alliance or Aliansi Organis Indonesia (AOI) is an Indonesia legal institution; independent and non-profit motive organization, initiated by farmers groups, NGOs, academicians, and private companies in 2002. AOI has 118 members, individuals and organizations from all Indonesia. The objective is to strengthen and to develop organic agriculture and fair trade movement in Indonesia aiming at empowering small farmers through institutional capacity building and product quality development, and access to better market.
Organic Alliance Malaysia (OAM) is a membership based organisation, founded to facilitate cooperation for sector development. Its mission is to advance organic production, research, quality assurance and market norms. Also to participate and represent the Malaysian organic community in policy development affecting the organic sector in the country and internationally.
The Organic Producers Trade Association or OPTA rooted from 11 individuals banded together to develop the local organic market. It paved the way for the promotion of organic farming in the Philippines which led to the 1st Organic Weekend Market in September 1994 and in 1995, OPTA was officially registered. It marked the beginning of an advocacy on creating awareness on organic agriculture. Its membership has grown to include traders, producers, farmers, academicians, and advocates. OPTA also participated in various local and international trade fairs and established local and international linkages and networking. Through the years, OPTA is actively participating in the policy-making. In spite of the constant change in the government administration, OPTA maintained its strong support for the organic farmers.
Thai Organic Trade Association (TOTA) was founded in October 2005 to enhance the organic movement in Thailand, particularly consumers knowledge, market promotion initiative, organic policy advocacy. TOTA consists of private companies engaging in certified organic production and trade.
Vietnam Organic Agriculture Association (VOAA), established in October 2011, advises the Vietnam government in building the organic policies and support their members in organic activities (technical, trade, training…). At this time VOAA has about 700 members (individuals, organizations, scientists, farmers…) and 6 subordinate units (2 offices, 4 centers, 1 institute, 1 magazine).