Stiftung

biore Foundation: bioRe India Ltd

In its class, bioRe® India Ltd is one of the largest companies around the world

Vivek Rawal

"Our farmers have decided to do organic agriculture because they believe that it respects nature, creates a balance for social, economic and environmental forces and makes soil healthy for their next generation. As farmers they want to give healthy fields to their children because it is their future" Vivek Rawal, CEO bioRe India Ltd

This organic-cotton company was founded in 1991. Its objective is to improve small farmers’ livelihood through organic farming of cotton.

Farmers are treated as partners receiving agricultural advice and support for the purchase of organic means of production. 

Organic farming enables farmers to build up agricultural production on a sound basis giving them increasingly stable income without the need to take out loans for expensive chemicals.

This makes farmers less vulnerable financially. bioRe® India supports farmers by means of both a guarantee to purchase their organic cotton and payment of a premium on the local market price.

 

bioRe India in Figures (13-14)

Foundation 1991
Number of Farmers involved 3'233
Amount of seed cotton 1'138 t
Amount of cotton lint 390 t
Employees 31