For over 15 years, Ilya Kaletkin has been developing organic agriculture in Russia. Since 2006, as a co - owner of organic agricultural enterprise "Biosphere", a pioneer of organics in Russia, he has been forming and further expanding the organic agriculture divisions of the company in the Mordovia republic.
In 2006, the production of products under the name ARIVERA was certified one of the first in the Russian Federation in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/848 - rules for organic production and labeling of organic products
Over the past years, ARIVERA brand has been recognized as the most well - known organic brand in Russia according to a survey of organic retail.
In 2013, he became one of the initiators of the National Organic Union of Russia and its executive board member . In 2013-2015, he took the position of an Chairman of the Board of the Union.
Ilya is one of the initiators and an active participant in developing the organic market in Russia; he was engaged in drafting and enactment of the Russia Law on Organic Products as well in promoting national standards.
He is currently a member of the Working Groups on Organic Agriculture: the Russian Parliament, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Eurasian Economic Commission.