Asan Alymkulov (Kyrygzstan)

Asan has been involved in organic agriculture for more than 15 years. He started his organic journey from Public Fund Bio Service as a translator. After a year, he was trained to a consultant. In 2014, he was invited to join BIO-KG Federation of Organic Development team, the main work of which is to lobby organic agriculture in the country, promote it with practical implementation of organic agriculture in Organic Aymaks (villages). Organic Aymaks – was awarded Organic Medal of Honor (2021, IFOAM Asia) and won the Equator Initiative Prize as a best model of sustainable development of rural communities (2021).

He is an alumnus of the ALGOA Organic Leadership Course (2016) and is one of the founding members of the  Organic Youth Forum, which then has trained more than 200 organic young leaders from all over Asia. He was awarded as Organic Youth Ambassador by IFOAM Asia.