Ibrahima Seck from Senegal studied agriculture and began his professional career as a teacher for rural farmers
. He realized very soon that conventional agriculture offers no long-term perspectives. Inspired by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Ibrahima Seck became aware of organic cultivation. For him, organic agriculture is not “only” an option but the pre-condition for the future of the African continent.
He co-founded the first Senegalese organic association
ASPAB (Association Sénégalaise pour la Promotion de l‘Agriculture Biologique) that unites 1,500 small farmers. With its “Biosain” label
, ASPAB entered local and regional markets already 25 years ago. ASPAB was also inspiration for the foundation of other initiatives that joined forces under the national umbrella organization FENAB (Fédération Nationale des Agriculteurs Biologiques) which represents a total of 18,000 organic farmers.