The Biological Farming Association Elkana is a union of farmers aimed at improvement of the socio-economic conditions of the Georgian population and environmental protection through the development of sustainable organic farming and increasing self-reliance of the rural population. Elkana was founded in 1994. It has over 900 members. Since 1996 Elkana has been a member of the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM). Since 2007 it has been a holder of the quality assurance certificate ISO 9001/2000 as an extension department and training unit.