The Tanzanian company BioSustain Tanzania Limited was established in 2006 with the aim to revive cotton production using organic farming and to provide markets for organic certified products - with an emphasis on quality in Singida Region in Tanzania. BioSustain provides farmers with support and technical assistance and pays an organic premium for the cotton. Production volumes have steadily increased since the start and are expected to further grow in coming years as BioSustain has a cotton ginnery and an oil mill and have signed a memorandum of understanding with 7 districts governments to promote organic farming.
BioSustain provide farmers with seeds and input on credit, provide training and technical assistance to farmers as well as support on extension services. To date, more than 13,800 small holder producers working with BioSustain and this number is expected to significantly increase.